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Dive deep into the whale song tunnel at Terra - the Sustainability Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai, recently named the winner o...
10/21/2021

Dive deep into the whale song tunnel at Terra - the Sustainability Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai, recently named the winner of the Cultural Design Award in the World Design Awards 2021 by The Architecture Community.
Grimshaw Architects Eden Project

#tacawards #regeneration #expo2020 #terra #thincdesign #sustainability #expowow #exhibitiondesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign #thearchitecturecommunity

A few Thincers have been taking part in this year’s #Inktober challenge and we love seeing how each artist interprets th...
10/19/2021

A few Thincers have been taking part in this year’s #Inktober challenge and we love seeing how each artist interprets the day’s prompt. Here are some of our favorite submissions so far! #inktober2021

1-2: @chrismullerdesign (spirit, helmet)
3-4: @mfeaster_draws (crystal, spirit)
5-6: @cuajil (roof, compass)
7-8: @oronde_k_wright (fan, sour)

10/14/2021

We don’t just design for humans – we create fun for animals, too! #tbt to the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo, where we designed interactives to allow collaboration between visitors & orangutans. At the end, the orangutan chooses who gets the treat!

Left: The first in-house prototype of the interactive
Right: A more advanced prototype, featuring a member of Zoo staff and Rocky the Orangutan

We're proud to announce that Thinc's visitor experience at the Empire State Building has been awarded the 2021 Good Desi...
10/12/2021

We're proud to announce that Thinc's visitor experience at the Empire State Building has been awarded the 2021 Good Design Award by Good Design Australia. Thanks and congratulations to our partners: Corgan Inc. (Architect), IDEO (Design Consultant) and The Lighting Practice, Inc. (Lighting Design)!

We're proud to announce that Thinc's visitor experience at the Empire State Building has been awarded the 2021 Good Design Award by Good Design Australia. Thanks and congratulations to our partners: Corgan Inc. (Architect), IDEO (Design Consultant) and The Lighting Practice, Inc. (Lighting Design)!

Open now! Terra is the Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion on sustainability. It is a whimsical, outrageous, thought-provoking expl...
10/05/2021
VirtualExpo.World

Open now! Terra is the Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion on sustainability. It is a whimsical, outrageous, thought-provoking exploration of our impact on the natural world. Take a virtual tour through this memorable experience:
https://www.virtualexpo.world/sustainability-district/terra
Grimshaw Architects Eden Project
#regeneration #expo2020 #terra #thincdesign #sustainability #expowow #exhibitiondesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign

The Sustainability Pavilion

Expo 2020 Dubai is officially open! Principal Tom Hennes shares his thoughts about this incredible milestone, and the ye...
10/01/2021
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Expo 2020 Dubai is officially open! Principal Tom Hennes shares his thoughts about this incredible milestone, and the years of work that went into this unique project in the latest Thinc Tanc blog. Check it out!
https://www.thincdesign.com/posts/this-is-risky
#regeneration #expo2020 #terra #thincdesign #sustainability #expowow #exhibitiondesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign
Grimshaw Architects Eden Project

Today I'm taking a hot minute to reflect in some meaningful way on the six years of work that has brought Terra, the Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai, to this opening day.

Introducing Thinc staff spotlights! Get to know the Thincers behind the projects we share. First up, Oronde Wright, Seni...
09/30/2021

Introducing Thinc staff spotlights! Get to know the Thincers behind the projects we share. First up, Oronde Wright, Senior Designer.
"I'm a giant sci-fi nerd. I channel my love of 'other worlds' into my design work to transport people to a place of awe and wonder, where they can explore and unlock secrets. In many sci-fi stories, places can almost be considered characters (eg Dune) - they live, breathe, and react to occupation in novel ways that create atmosphere and expand our minds."
1. OW in the wild
2. World Science Forum, Amman, Jordan
3. American Food 2.0 USA Pavilion, Milan, Italy
4. Willis Tower project team, Oronde Wright

Experience what has been lurking in the deep at Terra, the Sustainability Pavillion at Expo 2020 Dubai, beginning this w...
09/28/2021

Experience what has been lurking in the deep at Terra, the Sustainability Pavillion at Expo 2020 Dubai, beginning this week! This giant Anglerfish highlights the effects of plastics on our oceans and the biodiversity within. Opening on October 1!

Experience what has been lurking in the deep at Terra, the Sustainability Pavillion at Expo 2020 Dubai, beginning this week! This giant Anglerfish highlights the effects of plastics on our oceans and the biodiversity within. Opening on October 1!

Holy Quilts! #tbt to our exhibit for American Folk Art Museum , "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quil...
09/23/2021

Holy Quilts! #tbt to our exhibit for American Folk Art Museum , "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts" at Park Avenue Armory 651 quilts suspended from the ceiling, creating 30 ft high cylinders: endless quilting circles for visitors to move through and around. Open just 6 days, the exhibit broke attendance records with more than 25,000 visitors.
#ThrowBackThursday #ThincDesign #folkart #AmericanTextiles #museumdesign

09/21/2021

Good news... SHOWSTOPPERS! has been extended through October!! Don't miss the opportunity to see Costume Industry Coalition artisans' stunning work up close before its return to Broadway and the silver screen. Showstoppers NYC
#thincdesign #showstoppersnyc #SaveTheCostumeIndustry #CICRecoveryFund #exhibitiondesign #experiencedesign #museumdesign

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.

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