With Mawson Kerr for Sunbeams Music Centre in Penrith

In 2017 we were commissioned by RIBA award-winning architects Mawson Kerr to create a reception desk that embodied the spirit of the Sunbeams Centre - an outstanding musical therapy venue for people with disabilities.

We worked from a sound recording of a harp by Sunbeams’ principal, Annie Mawson. The sound waves were converted into vector paths and interpolated with the arch shape of the desktop.

Layers of Scandinavian plywood were cut and layered using these paths and arranged as a 3D visualisation of a sound wave flowing through space.

The top is smoked glass, into which we laser-etched the combined vector paths.

For more info on the project visit Dezeen.