14-Foot Wall Built Out of 12,000 Colorful Pencils


Toronto-based multidisciplinary architecture firm blackLAB Architects consists of four members, Andrea Kordos, Joe Knight, Tony Round, and Sarah Knight. Recently, the team participated in a collective exhibit, entitled How Do You Work?, as part of the Interior Design Show in Toronto. This extensive wall of color, entitled colourSPACE, explores the ever-evolving concept of today’s work space, blurring what their bio describes as “the connections between architecture, art, graphic design, and cinematography,” into an impressive visual display.

The 14′ x 6′ mosaic consists of 12,000 colored pencils, arranged in patterns that appear to be reaching out towards the viewer. To create the piece, the designers sectioned the installation off into parts, and meticulously organized the colors based off of a detailed plan. The pixelated rainbow uses 25 unique colors, arranged by plugging the tips into a 1×1 grid, which evolve from black on the edges to white near the center of the piece. If you are interested in learning more, you can watch the video below to see how the team put the installation together.





blackLAB Architects website
Interior Design Show website
via [Design Milk]



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