School of Touch

The act of touching is how we make sense of what we’re seeing — how a discovery becomes “real.” Here, that moment is expressed through a set of iridescent arms, arranged to recall a school of fish.

Like moths to a flame, they are subconsciously drawn to a touch-sensitive faucet. Because not only does the faucet demand to be touched — it’s intelligent enough to respond to it.

We built this display in collaboration with Young & Laramore. The arms, salvaged from a mannequin repair shop in Seattle, are coated wtih a low-VOC paint, while the fabric comes from remnant piles in Chicago textile houses. All of which reflects our belief that sustainability can still inspire.

Photography by Julia Stotz.

Contracted by Young&Laramore for Delta & Brizo

Location: Merchandise Mart Dream20 Showroom

Materials: Used arms from a mannequin repair shop in Seattle, fabric found in remnant piles of local textile houses.