Doric Columns, Kinetic Object – Objects of Common Interest (United States)

Doric Columns, Kinetic Object is a pair of fabric-clad fluted columns that draw visual cues from industrial circular knitting machines. While initially static, the columns come to life when approached: each broken into a series of vertically stacked textile sections, which spin independently at varying speeds and in different directions. Every time the viewer draws near, a new randomly generated visual effect is created as the textiles whirl and reshape through the air. The columns are comprised of Kvadrat Febrik’s Plecto, Gentle 2 and Drop textiles, assembled in a variety of colours. Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis are Objects of Common Interest, a studio based between New York and Athens.

Objects of Common Interest

Objects of Common Interest is a New York- and Athens-based studio that explores materiality and spatial experiences. Founded by Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis – who are also behind Lot Office for Architecture – the practice’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Greek Architecture Biennale and Salone del Mobile in Milan. In 2019, the studio featured on the American Design Hotlist and won the Wallpaper* Best Stealth Health award.