Green Algae was acquired to enhance the atmosphere of the café on the 6th floor of Cambridge Innovation Center’s co-working space. The cafe serves as central meeting space for several floors of offices and bio-engineering labs. Green Algae’s biomorphic shapes floating overhead complement the city views and the modern interior design of the space.
The proximity to Philadelphia's scientific community prompted the call for artwork that had an energetic exploration of nature, a deconstruction of material, and a desire to allow these curiosities and ideas room to grow.
Locations were discussed but, in the end, CIC allowed the artist to create the piece on site in an organic fashion. The piece evolved in response to the space and the underlying mission of collaboration and uninhibited flow of ideas that CIC upholds.
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
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The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.