David Weeks was commissioned to reimagine the iconic, traditional lighting that was the primary design element of the original Gotham space. The entire project was commissioned, conceived, designed, constructed, and installed in just six weeks.
Weeks designed nine deceptively simple forms, each spanning a vast 20-feet. LED light is trapped within a steel frame by translucent theatrical drapery, the fabric forms a taut and luminous skin around the structural skeleton of each hand-made piece. Throughout the fabrication process, Weeks worked closely with Andrea Lauer; a Broadway set designer with a background in material science. In a marriage of old-world tailoring craft and modern design, the two created a lighting program that is at once minimalist and monumental.