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Reunited and it feels so good! For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the Thinc team was able to gather...
09/17/2021

Reunited and it feels so good! For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the Thinc team was able to gather and celebrate our resiliency. Onwards and upwards!

Chicago's iconic elevated train system is a great way to see the diverse neighborhoods of Chicago! We knew we had to rep...
09/14/2021

Chicago's iconic elevated train system is a great way to see the diverse neighborhoods of Chicago! We knew we had to represent it in the Skydeck Chicago experience: add a splash of tron lighting and hi-res monitors and you get a magical CTA experience.

#skydeckchicago #exhibitiondesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign

Huge thank you to the New York Times for featuring SHOWSTOPPERS again, and more importantly for featuring the Costume In...
09/09/2021
With a Mess of Fabrics, Broadway’s Costume Shops Return to Work

Huge thank you to the New York Times for featuring SHOWSTOPPERS again, and more importantly for featuring the Costume Industry Coalition and the amazing members of the NYC Custom Costume Industry as they finally get back to doing what they love!
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/theater/broadway-costume-shops.html?
Showstoppers NYC Costume Industry Coalition The New York Times
#thincdesign #showstoppersnyc #SaveTheCostumeIndustry #CICRecoveryFund #exhibitiondesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign

During the pandemic they helped by sewing cloth masks and surgical gowns. Now, they are back in a frenzy to make theater sparkle.

The Gnasher at Terra gives consumption a darkly humorous spin: the giant machine clumsily transforms jewels of the natur...
09/07/2021

The Gnasher at Terra gives consumption a darkly humorous spin: the giant machine clumsily transforms jewels of the natural world into products. See the progression of the iconic exhibit from concept sketch, to rendering, to final installation. Less than one month until opening day!
Expo 2020 Dubai

Following your heart isn't always easy. #tbt to our giant heart exhibit at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago : we ...
09/02/2021

Following your heart isn't always easy. #tbt to our giant heart exhibit at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago : we used front and rear projection to bring it to life, and enabled it to sync to your own heartbeat with just a touch! See how it evolved from concept sketch, to prototype, to final exhibit. Kubik Maltbie Milgo / Bufkin Potion Mad Systems

One of our favorite Showstoppers! moments is this mural hand painted by some of Thinc’s designers. Come immerse yourself...
08/31/2021

One of our favorite Showstoppers! moments is this mural hand painted by some of Thinc’s designers. Come immerse yourself in some of Broadway’s biggest moments, while supporting the industry's skilled costume designers. Showstoppers NYC

Did you know the flow of the entire Chicago River was reversed in1900 to ensure sewage flowed away from Lake Michigan in...
08/26/2021

Did you know the flow of the entire Chicago River was reversed in1900 to ensure sewage flowed away from Lake Michigan instead of towards it? We designed one of our favorite new exhibits at the Willis Tower Skydeck to immerse visitors in this amazing engineering feat.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Squint/Opera TEECOM ClarkBuilds Skydeck Chicago

#thincdesign #skydeckchicago #streettoskychi #willistower #skydeck #Chicago #exhibitiondesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign

We can't get enough of the gorgeous details on view at SHOWSTOPPERS! highlighted so beautifully by the New York Times. D...
08/24/2021
Velvet, Organza and Vipers: Stage Costumes Dazzle

We can't get enough of the gorgeous details on view at SHOWSTOPPERS! highlighted so beautifully by the New York Times. Don't miss your chance to take a closer look!
Showstoppers NYC

An exhibition offers a close-up look at “Hamilton,” “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” and more. Here are 10 highlights.

Here's a sneak peek at our work on Terra, the Sustainability Pavilion at Expo 2020. Thinc founder Tom Hennes shares thou...
08/19/2021
first look inside 'terra' – the sustainability pavilion at expo 2020 dubai

Here's a sneak peek at our work on Terra, the Sustainability Pavilion at Expo 2020. Thinc founder Tom Hennes shares thoughts on sustainability and our collective relationship with the planet. Opening to the public this fall! https://www.designboom.com/design/terra-sustainability-pavilion-expo-2020-dubai-thinc-interview-marjan-faraidooni-04-22-2021/
Expo 2020 Dubai #regeneration #expo2020 #thincdesign #sustainability #expowow #exhibitdesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign

with expo 2020 dubai set to open later this year, anticipation is building ahead of the event. one of the site’s most significant buildings is ‘terra’ – the sustainability pavilion, which was designed by grimshaw with exhibition design by new york-based studio thinc. supported by the directi...

08/17/2021

It doesn't get more iconic than a summer evening at the Empire State Building. There's one more month of long days and warm nights to head over and enjoy the redesigned 360-degree view experience from the 86th floor! Empire State Building
#thincdesign #newyorkcity #empirestateofmind #bigapple #esb #exhibitiondesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign

So many intricate details and techniques to see at SHOWSTOPPERS! Get up close to a hand-beaded gown from Phantom of the ...
08/12/2021

So many intricate details and techniques to see at SHOWSTOPPERS! Get up close to a hand-beaded gown from Phantom of the Opera and a 3D-printed Medusa costume from Dragus Maximus. Come celebrate the creative artisans who make costuming magic happen. Showstoppers NYC
#thincdesign #showstoppersnyc #SaveTheCostumeIndustry #CICRecoveryFund #exhibitiondesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign

Hop on the L and explore Chicago through the Willis Tower Skydeck! The brand new, Thinc-designed experience immerses vis...
08/10/2021

Hop on the L and explore Chicago through the Willis Tower Skydeck! The brand new, Thinc-designed experience immerses visitors in the most unique, essential parts of Chicago's identity, and offers unparalleled views from the heart of the city.
Squint/Opera TEECOM ClarkBuilds Skydeck Chicago
#thincdesign #skydeckchicago #willistower #exhibitiondesign #Experiencedesign #museumdesign

SHOWSTOPPERS! is officially open! Enter the wonderful world of New York City's costume industry, see iconic costumes fro...
08/05/2021

SHOWSTOPPERS! is officially open! Enter the wonderful world of New York City's costume industry, see iconic costumes from Broadway, TV, film, and ballet, and get to know the people who make them. Always fun to see our work come to life! Showstoppers NYC
#thincdesign #showstoppersnyc #SaveTheCostumeIndustry #CICRecoveryFund #exhibitiondesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign

Are you ready for the show? It's almost time to share the work of New York City's spectacular costume industry. Buy your...
08/03/2021

Are you ready for the show? It's almost time to share the work of New York City's spectacular costume industry. Buy your tickets today and join Thinc in celebrating these talented artisans! Opening August 5th. #thincdesign #showstoppersnyc #SaveTheCostumeIndustry #CICRecoveryFund #exhibitiondesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign Showstoppers NYC

Are you ready for the show? It's almost time to share the work of New York City's spectacular costume industry. Buy your tickets today and join Thinc in celebrating these talented artisans! Opening August 5th. #thincdesign #showstoppersnyc #SaveTheCostumeIndustry #CICRecoveryFund #exhibitiondesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign Showstoppers NYC

It’s all hands on deck at SHOWSTOPPERS! Thincers are hard at work prepping for the grand opening next week. Grab your ti...
07/29/2021

It’s all hands on deck at SHOWSTOPPERS! Thincers are hard at work prepping for the grand opening next week. Grab your tix and come see the fruits of our labor!
Showstoppers NYC
#exhibitiondesign #ExperienceDesign #museumdesign

Forgotten how to get dressed during the pandemic? We feel that, but at least we've got these mannequins covered. Costume...
07/27/2021

Forgotten how to get dressed during the pandemic? We feel that, but at least we've got these mannequins covered. Costumes are arriving just over a week from opening night at SHOWSTOPPERS! Spectacular Costumes from Stage and Screen. Designed by Thinc with the Costume Industry Coalition, the exhibit benefits Broadway's incredible costume industry as NYC comes back to life. Get your tickets! https://bit.ly/SSNYClix

#thincdesign #showstoppersnyc #SaveTheCostumeIndustry #CICRecoveryFund #exhibitiondesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign
Showstoppers NYC

Forgotten how to get dressed during the pandemic? We feel that, but at least we've got these mannequins covered. Costumes are arriving just over a week from opening night at SHOWSTOPPERS! Spectacular Costumes from Stage and Screen. Designed by Thinc with the Costume Industry Coalition, the exhibit benefits Broadway's incredible costume industry as NYC comes back to life. Get your tickets! https://bit.ly/SSNYClix

#thincdesign #showstoppersnyc #SaveTheCostumeIndustry #CICRecoveryFund #exhibitiondesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign
Showstoppers NYC

"This is the most spectacular view in the city, the most spectacular view, arguably in the world.”Experience the new 360...
10/18/2019
Sneak peek: See the Empire State Building’s renovated 102nd floor observatory

"This is the most spectacular view in the city, the most spectacular view, arguably in the world.”

Experience the new 360-degree view of NYC on the 102nd floor of the @empirestateblg – newly open this week!

For more than four years, the $165 million renovation of the Empire State Building has been ongoing. Saturday, its 102nd floor observatory reopens.

Don’t know how to get involved with the discussion about climate change? Check out the The Climate Reality Project NYC M...
09/18/2019
Our Future Festival NYC: A Day of Climate Action, Ideas and Inspiration

Don’t know how to get involved with the discussion about climate change? Check out the The Climate Reality Project NYC Metro Chapter ’s festival, organized by Thinc Head of Content Amanda White!
Learn more and register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-future-festival-nyc-a-day-of-climate-action-ideas-and-inspiration-tickets-68729815729 #ClimateChange #ClimateAction #GovernersIsland #ClimateWeekNYC #GlobalGoals

Great to see ICOM debating a new definition for museums! At Thinc Design, we believe museums play a vital role in illumi...
08/23/2019
A New Definition of "Museum" Sparks International Debate

Great to see ICOM debating a new definition for museums! At Thinc Design, we believe museums play a vital role in illuminating these issues, and can connect people with their own potential to participate in movements for change.
https://hyperallergic.com/513858/icom-museum-definition/

The International Council of Museums will vote on a new definition of museums in September. The proposed change includes language about "social justice, global equality and planetary wellbeing." Critics say the text is too political for most museums to employ.

Have you seen the new Empire State Building exhibits? If you haven’t hung with King Kong yet, you’re missing out. Thanks...
08/09/2019

Have you seen the new Empire State Building exhibits? If you haven’t hung with King Kong yet, you’re missing out. Thanks to our wonderful partners squint/opera, Diversified EMEA, JLL, Syska Hennessy Group, The Lighting Practice, Inc., Corgan Inc., Skanska, Kubik Maltbie, IDEO and Beneville Studios!

The Lighting Practice, Inc.
08/01/2019

The Lighting Practice, Inc.

The Empire State Building unveiled a brand new, 10,000 sq.ft., second-floor Observatory Experience. Guests are invited to journey from the Empire State Building's construction to its current place in pop culture. Led by experience designer Thinc Design, The Lighting Practice teamed with IDEO, Corgan Inc., Skanska, squint/opera, Beneville Studio, JLL, Diversified., Syska Hennessy Group, Thornton Tomasetti, Intersection, Kubik Maltbie, Otis Elevator Co, and Tenguerian Model to create a one-of-a-kind experience spanning across a series of immersive and interactive exhibits.

Click the link to read the full press release and to see exclusive photos https://bit.ly/2GFGchH
#ESBReimagined | Photograph courtesy of Empire State Realty Trust

Building Design+Construction
07/29/2019
Building Design+Construction

Building Design+Construction

KONG’S RETURN: What museum about the Empire State Building would be complete without a reference to King Kong? Visitors of the new $165 million, 10,000-sf Empire State Building museum on the second floor of the iconic Manhattan tower can walk into an office setting from the 1930s that’s pierced by the famous ape’s fingers. Kong himself is seen peering menacingly through the office’s windows. All images: Evan Joseph, Empire State Building. Design and construction: Thinc Design, squint/opera, Thornton Tomasetti, Skanska USA, The Lighting Practice, Inc., Corgan Inc., Syska Hennessy Group.

Get ready to be in an #empirestateofmind We are thrilled to share the brand new 2nd floor exhibits Empire State Building...
07/29/2019

Get ready to be in an #empirestateofmind We are thrilled to share the brand new 2nd floor exhibits Empire State Building! All designed to immerse visitors in the story of this iconic building through history and pop culture. #esb #kingkong #tallestforlongest #exhibit #exhibitdesign #tallbuilding #newyorkcity #bigapple

Spent the week getting lost in collections storage at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Our work lets us see so many remarkabl...
07/27/2019

Spent the week getting lost in collections storage at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Our work lets us see so many remarkable things! #bones #shoes #painter #paintbox #SantaFe #exhibitdesign #design #sourcematerial

Our Head of Content, Amanda White, is in the Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies! “We cannot reverse the past but...
07/18/2019

Our Head of Content, Amanda White, is in the Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies! “We cannot reverse the past but we can approach a new paradigm…this is the Anthropocene, and humans have the potential to find new ways to share synchronistic relationships with our fellow species."
This idea is critical to many of Thinc's natural history and science projects.

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