Retired Columns by Shin Shin
After a long career under compression, these columns have entered retirement. They ease out of their rigid posture, retreat to sunshine, and explore less supportive hobbies. They are currently studying ikebana, the refined Japanese art of floral arrangement that aims to bring new life to cut flowers. Inspired by the unfamiliar yet expressive compositions, the retired columns slip, slump, stretch and snuggle to find their own balanced configurations.
・jimmy: 2.6” x 2.6” x 7.0”
・pete: 4.1” x 2.7” x 6.5”
・andre: 3.3” x 2.4” x 7.8”
・3D Printed Nylon Plastic with Glass
About the Artist: Shin Shin, founded by sisters Melissa and Amanda Shin, is an award-winning architecture and design practice based in Los Angeles. Shin Shin is currently working on a range of projects locally, as well as in their hometown of Detroit. Melissa is a registered architect, holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Amanda holds a Master of Architecture from the University of California Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan.