Faculty-led CO-G Wins WS Development’s Inaugural Design Competition for Public Art

A pavilion sits in the centre of a plaza in Seaport, Boston. The pavilion is cobalt-blue and gray, with layers of puffy polished vinyl cells packed with recycled denim, hung from a timber frame in layers.

CO-G, the design studio led by Design Critic in Architecture Elle Gerdeman, is a winner of WS Development’s new biennial juried competition, Design Seaport. Emerging practices were invited to submit designs for public art that “engages, inspires, and unites” the fast-growing Boston neighborhood.

The puffy, cobalt-blue installation—incorporating recycled denim and foam—plays on Gerdeman’s early career in fashion. An interest in materiality, tectonic assemblies, maintenance, construction, and weathering finds its way into all of her work.

Read more about the project on the Interior Design website.