Aaron Jones Architect
Red Bull Arts Detroit
I read this quote by John Waters that said “ …good fashion always looks like something is the matter with it” it has been fun producing a new interior for Red Bull Arts Detroit with this concept in mind. -
Red Bull Arts Detroit is a cultural venue within Detroit’s Eastern Market which is known for its experimental programming and robust artist support mechanisms. Their goal with this new interior was to have the localized and collaborative methods of their work translate into a graphic and wonderful environment. The various interior spaces and custom objects have qualities which are highly precise and recognizable while also being somewhat strange. This uncanny nature was produced through the utilization of ordinary materials and products in new and often ridiculous ways; a methodology borrowed from both science fiction and fashion industries which was in-turn facilitated through RBAD's on-site Laguna CNC. The project specifically consists of over x100 sheets of custom milled, extra thick, “A” grade fir plywood, oversized and “extinct” faux finishes, chubby dowels, nubs, and pegs derived from 1000+ baseball bat billets, big-wavy-finger joints, and custom wool upholstery woven in Great Britain and sewn on Detroit's East Side.
photos by John d’Angelo, Aaron Jones