A New Award Winning Museum Interactive Project for Memorial Sloan Kettering

by | Aug 16, 2021

Another award. This time for a mesmerizing interactive touch table project our Museums + Environments group helped fabricate and install at the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City.

The project called “Memory Koi” is a continuous digital koi pond (see photos). It can by enjoyed by simply watching it. But it’s much more interesting when visitors interact with the pond by touch. The overall goal is to provide moments of calm and distraction for patients struggling with serious medical conditions.

The concept was created by long-time collaborators C&G Partners based on recent medical studies that demonstrate how art and nature can create “positive distractions,” improving clinical outcomes by reducing stress for patients and their caregivers. Media content was provided by Potion Design. Art Guild was responsible for the cabinetry and hardware needed to bring the project to life and their installation on site.

Now back to the award. The project was recognized by the Core77 Design Awards which annually celebrates the design profession as well as the insight and perseverance of its practitioners. And out of a list of hundreds of finalists, the jury chose to recognize Memory Koi along with another C&G project called “Dreams Wall” installed elsewhere at Sloan Kettering with a Notable Interactive Award for its outstanding execution, insight, creativity, and intent. Read more about the project here.