Likely taking its inspiration from the metaphor that space-time is a gently undulating fabric, the Cosmic Quilt was on display in New York last week, slowly rippling as users passed under its glow.

A collaborative project between design firm The Principals and 20 students from the Art Institute of New York, the quilt was equipped with motors and micro-controllers, with sensors danging below which react to visitors. The piece, which is 8-feet by 16-feet by 12-feet, is comprised of 3000 separate parts. Parts which have combined to create something that is pure beauty.

When Astrophysics and Design Collide, the Cosmic Quilt Is All That Remains

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