Prototypes exhibited at Chase's Daily
Prototypes exhibited at Chase's Daily

Commissioned by Roman and Williams for the Freehand Chicago hotel, New Factories designed and produced over 100 banners, providing income to artists and an opportunity to experiment with ideas around mass production, customization, and on-demand manufacturing. New Factories developed a series of geometric designs inspired by the Bauhaus and a workshop to produce the banners— all sewn by hand and each one unique. Prototypes were exhibited at Perimeter Gallery in Belfast, Maine. As each banner was completed for the full production order, It was delivered to SPACE Gallery in Portland, Maine for the exhibition titled STANDARD in the fall of 2014. The banner series can now be seen by guests of the Freehand Chicago hotel.

Completed installation at the SPACE Gallery Annex
Completed installation at the SPACE Gallery Annex

Portland, Maine. 2014.

At the Freehand Chicago
At the Freehand Chicago

Taken by sputnik_sweetheart4

No. 111
No. 111

32" x 40", Linen with steel rod, 2014.

Installation of 108 banners at the Freehand Chicago
Installation of 108 banners at the Freehand Chicago

Chicago, IL. 2015

Hand-sewn fabric banners at SPACE Gallery. Delivery No. 4.
Hand-sewn fabric banners at SPACE Gallery. Delivery No. 4.

Portland, Maine. 2014

No. 012
No. 012

32" x 40", Linen, 2014.

No. 107
No. 107

32" x 40", Linen with steel rod, 2014

Banner No. 48 at the Freehand Chicago
Banner No. 48 at the Freehand Chicago