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Rebar: Kaleidoscape

May 12, 2013 - December 21, 2014


We invite you to experience Kaleidoscape, an interactive seating sculpture custom-designed for BAM/PFA by the San Francisco–based firm Rebar. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a personalized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Or use the sections to create patterns, crystalline landscapes, or anything else you can imagine.

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Make your own

Download this printable worksheet (pdf) and cut out the shapes to construct your very own Kaleidoscape. The installation has 27 pieces: 9 sunflower tables, 9 kiwi loveseats, 5 cornflower chairs, and 4 berry chairs—but your miniature version can have as many as you like. If you don't have a color printer just choose the black-and-white version and color the shapes yourself.

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About Rebar

Rebar is known for work that challenges expectations about the use of public space, the potential of materials, and the opportunities for social and cultural interaction. Recent projects include Park(ing) (2005), which transformed metered parking spaces in San Francisco into temporary parklets, the Panhandle Bandshell (2007) fabricated from recycled materials, and the restoration of degraded bird habitats on Año Nuevo Island with nest modules and habitat ridges (2009-2011).

Rebar was founded in 2004; the principal designers are Matthew Passmore, John Bela, Blaine Merker, and Teresa Aguilera. Their work has been exhibited at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale; ExperimentaDesign Amsterdam; ISEA 2009 Dublin; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; the American Institute of Architects; the Canadian Centre for Architecture; Harvard Graduate School of Design; and Parsons School of Design.