MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
nonLin/Lin Pavilion, Orleans, France | photo: Francois Lauginie

Click for a project slideshow: nonLin/Lin Pavilion, Orleans, France | photo: Francois Lauginie

League Prize 2013
MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

Marc Fornes, founder of Brooklyn’s MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, is a leader in the development of computation applied to design and digital fabrication. He realizes geometrically complex and self-supporting structures for both artistic and commercial settings, from pop-up stores to gallery installations to park pavilions. Though composed of flat elements, Fornes’ digitally designed skins appear to undulate, simultaneously acting as both surface and support. With an emphasis on building as a test of digital design, MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY evaluates the algorithms and rules “encoded” in computational systems against the “explicit” forms – the end products that are guided by precise but unpredictable operations – that the systems produce. His prototypes have been displayed as part of the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou, the FRAC Centre, and the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP).

Fornes received a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Design Research Lab of the Architectural Association in London and has taught at Columbia University, Princeton University, Harvard University, and the University of Michigan.

Marc Fornes will be presenting his work on Thursday, June 27th in a public lecture. For more information on the League Prize exhibition, click here.

nonLin/Lin Pavilion, Orleans, France | photo: Francois Lauginie

nonLin/Lin Pavilion, Orleans, France | photo: Francois Lauginie

Double Agent White, Sache, France. | photo: Guillaume Blanc

Double Agent White, Sache, France. | photo: Guillaume Blanc

Irene Neuwirth Pop-up Store, Boffo, NY | photo: THEVERYMANY

Irene Neuwirth Pop-up Store, Boffo, NY | photo: THEVERYMANY

Louis Vuitton Pop-up Store, Selfridges, London, with Yayoi Kusama | photo: Stephane Muratet

Louis Vuitton Pop-up Store, Selfridges, London, with Yayoi Kusama | photo: Stephane Muratet

Louis Vuitton Pop-up Store, Selfridges, London, with Yayoi Kusama | photo: Stephane Muratet

Louis Vuitton Pop-up Store, Selfridges, London, with Yayoi Kusama | photo: Stephane Muratet

Labrys Frisae, Art Basel, Miami | photo: THEVERYMANY

Labrys Frisae, Art Basel, Miami | photo: THEVERYMANY

Labrys Frisae, Art Basel, Miami | photo: THEVERYMANY

Labrys Frisae, Art Basel, Miami | photo: THEVERYMANY

PlastiK Pavilion, St-Louis, MO | photo: THEVERYMANY

PlastiK Pavilion, St-Louis, MO | photo: THEVERYMANY

PlastiK Pavilion, St-Louis, MO | photo: THEVERYMANY

PlastiK Pavilion, St-Louis, MO | photo: THEVERYMANY

Sushi Samba Tree House, Miami, FL | courtesy of THEVERYMANY

Sushi Samba Tree House, Miami, FL | courtesy of THEVERYMANY