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The Truth in Fabrication, a One Hat One Hand Blog

From time to time we have something interesting to share so we finally got around to making a blog. This blog will contain opinions, ideas, insights, un-checked facts and undoubtedly a few typos. We hope you as equally forgiving of our flaws as you are generous for stopping to read this.

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Jenny Sabin & Marcus Guillard | Artist Talk, Google Mountain View, Eddy Sculpture

Architectural designer Jenny Sabin and her team at Jenny Sabin Studio, known for elegant sculptures and installations inspired by nature, science, and technology, worked with One Hat One Hand to create a mesmerizing sculpture for the Google Bay View Campus, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Heatherwick Studio.

The 40-foot high form, Eddy and Shroud, is inspired by the characteristics of the local biomes, translated into a structure that carries a lightweight gossamer assembly of fabric components, a white stretch membrane of fabric, and a bespoke pattern in different interactions and densities. The sculpture communicates with a weather station on the roof of the building, which broadcasts data in light throughout the tower.

Co-Founder and Creative Director Marcus Guillard sat down with Jenny Sabin after a particularly exhausting install day at the Google Mountain View location to chat about Eddy and Shroud. Here's their chat:

One Hat One Hand is a design and fabrication company specializing in big public art, architectural placemaking, workplace design, product prototyping, experiential design and installation. You might be surprised to learn that we are a General Contractor Licensed in California and offer full-scale design-build and fit-out work. Our team of designers, fabricators, artists, welders & technologists work with artisans, architects, developers & builders to create large-scale placemaking features, art fabrication and specialty installations. One Hat One Hand delivers hyper-creative solutions for anyone looking to build something big, complicated, or never done before.


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