Airbnb installation

January 7, 2014

I recently completed a permanent 60-foot wall installation for Airbnb, the culmination of two months of preliminary work and almost two weeks on site. The team came to me with a blank canvas and the goal of illustrating their experiences together.The first step was to conceptualize what the wall would become, and how it would function. After an intensive discovery of ideas and execution options, we took plywood that was used for the construction of the new building, cut, painted, and hung 115 pieces in varying sizes.

Once the structure and layout was determined, we began exploring what the individual drawings would actually be. The Airbnb team wrote down hundreds of their “moments” that represent internal experiences that employees shared together over the year. I went through that text and picked things to illustrate. We went back and forth on revisions until all of the drawings were approved before any installation took place.

After spending 10 days working there, I was completely won over by their unparalleled culture and all the talented people who work there. Not to mention, the food is amazing. Big thanks to Alex Anderson!

Creative Director: Alexander Anderson
Assistant: Ashley Fundora
Art Hanger: Kevin Earl Taylor
Photos: Courtesy Airbnb

There are 3 responses to "Airbnb installation"

January 24, 2014

Liz says:

Love this so much, great job! Watchu listening to in your headphones? smile

January 27, 2014

Timothy Goodman says:

Thanks, Liz! Hmm… I *think* I was listening to Jay Z’s new album because it had literally just came out. smile

August 12, 2014

COOKIE says:

Im so curious about how you hung them.  I see a groove cut-out on the back of the wood.  Can you tell me what it is that you used to hang them?  So genius this whole thing.  beautiful!

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