Hunt Corporation

Submitted by Michaela Mahady


Client: Hunt Corporation

Location: Dallas, TX, United States

Completion date: 2008

Artwork budget: $1,300,000

Project Team

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Steve Johnson


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Paul Hauser

Quality Manufacturing Corporation


Judy Pesek


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Phillip Einsohn

Waterjet Works!

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Christopher Andrews

Austin Commercial


Lobby artwork for Hunt Corporation, Dallas, Texas. Setting for Foucault's Pendulum: 21' diameter terraced floor in marble, granite, brass, bronze and steel with a 15' diameter superstructure of steel, bronze, and glass. 5' diameter ceiling medallion in bronze and marble. 13' wide desk in cherry and ebony wood, brass and marble. 14' x 12' rug. 4' diameter clock in bronze and stone. 10' x 8' display credenza in wood. Lectern in mixed metals.


Michaela Mahady and Pegasus Studio, Inc. were called into this project by the Hunt Corporation. The client had seen and admired a lobby sculpture we had done for the EDS Corporation in Plano, Texas. Hunt was planning their new headquarters in Dallas and they intended to have a Foucault's Pendulum as the focus of the lobby. Our task was to design the setting for the pendulum. During that process we were also asked to design other lobby elements: the reception desk, rug, display credenza, wall clock and the docent lectern. In doing this project we worked closely with the client, the contractor Austin Commercial, and the two architectural firms involved in the building, The Beck Group and Gensler. As a final gesture the client asked Michaela to design the corporate china which was fabricated by Villeroy and Boch. Michaela is an architect as well as an artist and here, as in all her work, strives to design art that is the respectful grace note to its architectural setting.


Design of all elements is by Michaela Mahady, Pegasus Studio, Inc. Michaela and Pegasus worked closely with all members of the documentation and fabrication team to achieve successful results.
Fabrication Team:
Superstructure: Rainville-Carlson, Inc.
Floor Medallion: Waterjet Works, Inc Dee Brown Inc
Knock-down Pegs: Quality Manufacturing
Clock: David Hickman
Desk & Cradenza: Patella, Inc.
Ceiling Medallion: David Hickman
Pendulum Mechanism: Academy Pendulum Sales
Lectern: David Hickman
Construction Drawings: Maury Stenerson
CAD Documentation: Brad Kaspari
Photography: Ron St. Angelo and Yana Pietras

Additional Information

General Contractor: Austin Commercial