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Article: The Bamboo Nest at Top MOMA - A Look Back

The Bamboo Nest at Top MOMA  - A Look Back

The Bamboo Nest at Top MOMA - A Look Back

 A Top MOMA There Is A Nest Brewing 


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Each Monday and Friday we take you behind the scenes of the people, places and things that inspire us. 

This week we introduce you to Mike and Doug Stam. American artists Mike and Doug Starn (born 1961) had been invited by The Metropolitan Museum of Art to create a site-specific installation for The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, which opened to the public on April 27, 2010.

It was their project for the MOMA which coincided with our custom collection for legendary retailer Saks Fifth Ave Home that proving yet again "Life Imitates Art".


Construction of the Nest on the MOMA RoofTop

The identical twin brothers presented their new work, Big Bambú: You Can’t, You Don’t, and You Won’t Stop, a monumental bamboo structure ultimately measuring 100 feet long by 50 feet wide by 50 feet high in the form of a cresting wave that will bridge realms of sculpture, architecture, and performance.


Brother Who Work Together Stay Together LOL 

Visitors were able to witness the creation and evolving incarnations of Big Bambú as it is constructed throughout the spring, summer, and fall by the artists and a team of rock climbers. Set against Central Park and its urban backdrop, the installation Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambú will suggest the complexity and energy of an ever-changing living organism. It comprised the 13th consecutive single-artist installation for the Cantor Roof Garden.


 Detail of the beautiful Ropes holding the Bamboo Together


Big Bambú is built of several types of bamboo, primarily a Japanese type called Madake, and also thin Meyeri bamboo and thick moso bamboo. All of the bamboo was grown in Georgia and South Carolina. 

The construction was undertaken by the artists working together with a team of twenty qualified rock climbers. Construction continued throughout the exhibition's six-month run, with the sculpture ultimately reaching 100 feet long, 50 feet wide, 50 feet high and using 3,200 bamboo poles. 


The New York Times Video 


Museum visitors were required to wear rubber-soled, close-toed shoes to climb through the structure. Visitors could walk underneath the sculpture without obtaining a ticket and with no restriction on footwear.



Thomas Fuchs Custom Bamboo Collection 


When one thinks of Bamboo they are heralded back to the iconic design in the American household of memories of bamboo themed home decor which evoke exotic holidays, relaxing scenes in foreign lands, colonial lifestyles of the early 1900’s. The fact is Bamboo in the East has connotations of luck , strength and eco-friendly daily use.

Thomas Fuchs Hand Hammered Silver Platted Bamboo Ice Bucket


In Modern day Thomas has taken the concept of Bamboo and molded it in its most literal way of holding things together. Thomas Fuchs Creative Spring 2014 Bamboo Barware Collection, exclusively at Saks Fifth Ave and was a representation of hand made , hand hammered & hand tied barware collection that is not only beautiful but is a true representation of how bamboo is used on the Asian Continent.


 Thomas Fuchs Mother of Pearl Inlay Cheeseboard

This is a prime example of what may seem to be chaotic and crazy on the outside is a very calculated and premeditated showing how the pathways to success have hidden roads be it floating in the sky above The Met or in people's minds. 

Have a great Thanksgiving Weekend.







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