The Table Cloth installation designed by alumni Benjamin Ball (B.Arch '94) and Gaston Nogues (B.Arch '93) of Ball-Nogues Studio for the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music was honored with a 2010 Best of Year award from Interior Design magazine. Located on the UCLA campus, the piece connects 268 finished plywood tables and stools with metal rings and plywood connectors, and drapes them from the second story of the building.
Two "suspended" installations by Ball-Nogues are featured in the November issue of British publication ICON. Cradle (shown above)—a public art installation set against the wall of a recently renovated Frank Gehry car park in Santa Monica—is made up of more than 300 mirror-polished steel balls hung from a single point, while the recently completed Gravity's Loom (shown left) is set in the entrance pavilion of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
For these projects, Ball-Nogues has developed software for designing the suspensions, as well as built its own fabrication machine—the Installator, which has the unique capacity of making these installations with thousands of strings.