This design, called Lotus, is for a ceiling system and is one of three full-scale prototypes on display. The trio of designers who created it found inspiration in the ancient Chinese and Hindu reverence for the lotus blossom.
The work that I enjoyed the most in this small but delightful exhibit were models of proposals to add a much needed north entrance to the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Panels illustrated creative solutions for enlivening walls using a wide variety of salvaged materials can be seen in the background above.
Jacob Himmelman and Sara Larson Mercer (detail)
Hollie Engdall, Ted Petermann, Paul Rohde