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The Art of Fabric Environments


When I started Transformit in 1987, it was just me and my dog, Marvel.

I had recently graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts,

Boston (SMFA) with an MFA in sculpture. At SMFA, when I “discovered”

fabric in tension, my art quickly changed from metal-smithing and clay to

large environmental installations.

Soon I needed help Marvel couldn’t give, so I assembled a small team of

Maine artists and makers. My team has now been with me a long time, some

more than twenty years. We are large enough to do big projects, and small

enough that we all know each other well. We thrive on difficult challenges

and new techniques. Thirty-plus years later, we are still finding new,

amazing things that fabric, in the hands of imaginative people, can do.

Just as a bronze sculptor needs a good foundry, a contemporary designer

working in lightweight materials needs a matching “foundry” able to bring

their work to fruition.

For me, and I hope for you, that foundry is Transformit.

From my heart,

Cynthia Thompson

Cover: Transformit exhibit at Euroshop

Back cover: Circles in Motion, Cynthia

Thompson MFA thesis performance

Inset: Heart Man, Deering Oaks Park,

Portland, ME


Star Drops, Moon Rays, Once in a Blue Moon, Dubai Metro Opening Celebration

Art is the Axis

Transformit started as a place to produce Cynthia Thompson's tension fabric

sculptures. This grew into a business, producing temporary installations for

events, and permanent installations for architecture.

Whether Transformit is producing Ms. Thompson's art or other people's

creative ideas, we have always kept art at the center of the decision-making

process. Products and installations are carefully made, with artful intent.


This Little Light of Mine, Interactive light sculpture, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Jackson, MS

We Sculpt Space

Our medium is fabric held in tension. We have explored and experimented for many

years, taking advantage of fabric’s graphic, lighting, and acoustic qualities to shape

drama, excitement, and emotion.

We welcome challenging and difficult projects. We’d love to hear about yours.


Hollywood Arches, Art Directors Guild Production Design Awards

Design to Installation

We are committed to producing successful projects, from the design phase,

when nothing is decided and everything is possible, to the installation, when

time is compressed and everything must be completed.

The following pages show projects we have done. Learn more about these and

other projects on our website’s News section.


project

client

design

type

Star Twisters, Top of the Hub Restaurant, Boston, MA

Top of the Hub

Cynthia Thompson, MFA

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Morning Glories, Multicentro Churchill, Santo Domingo, DR

Sanoja, Rizek & Asociados

Transformit

Ready-Made


project

client

design

type

Town Square, MulvannyG2 Office, Irvine, CA

MulvannyG2 Architects

Transformit

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Sculptural Luminaire, The Montaje, Assembly Row, Somerville, MA

Planeta Design Group, Federal Realty

Planeta Design Group, Transformit

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Giant Stingray, Monster Fish traveling exhibit

National Geographic Society

Transformit

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Cownose Rays, Newport Aquarium, Newport, KY

Newport Aquarium

Newport Aquarium, HFE, Transformit

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Star Drops, Meeting at Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, Spain

Aetna

Magrada Proyectos, Transformit

Ready-Made


project

client

design

type

Ballroom Light Sculptures, Hutchinson Shores Resort, Jensen Beach, FL

Ocean Properties

TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design, Transformit

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Ceiling Luminaire, Citizen Watch Store, Times Square, New York, NY

Citizen Watch Company

Studio Mapos

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Discovery Parks Common Area Sculpture, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Discovery Parks Trust

MCM Interiors/ Transformit

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Doves, St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis, IN

Hamilton Exhibits

Hamilton Exhibits

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Lighting Elements, Hotel Gansevoort, New York, NY

Hotel Gansevoort

The Stephen B Jacobs Group

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Lobby art installation, AutoZone Headquarters, Memphis, TN

Contract Resources

Transformit

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Ribbon, Guildford Town Centre, Surrey, BC, Canada

Ivanhoé Cambridge

Transformit

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Ice Floes and Custom Wings for Origami Owl O2 Experience

3dx Scenic, Origami Owl

3dx Scenic

Ready-Made & Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Spiral Ribbon, Dazzles, Closing Night Party, The Special Event Show

The Special Event

Transformit

Ready-Made


project

design

type

Piets, The Big Event

Transformit

Ready-Made


project

client

design

type

Dynamics collection debut, Transformit Exhibit

Transformit

Transformit

Ready-Made


project

client

design

type

EuroShop Exhibit

Transformit

Transformit

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Range of Light exhibit, Outdoor Retailer Show

The North Face

The North Face, Transformit

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Serpentine, Illuminus Boston Interactive Sculpture, Boston, MA

Studio HHH, Boston Properties

Studio HHH with Transformit Ariels

Ready-Made


project

client

design

type

Laureus World Sports Awards, Barcelona, Spain

DesignStage

DesignStage, Transformit

Ready-Made


project

client

design

type

Diamonds, Globe Salon, Las Vegas, NV

Globe Salon

Globe Salon, Transformit

Ready-Made


project

client

design

type

Free Form Wings, Cross Point Lobby, Lowell, MA

Dyer Brown & Associates

Transformit

Ready-Made


project

client

design

type

Ballroom Ceiling, Visual Acoustic elements, Biloxi, MS

Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center

Eley Guild Hardy Architects

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Lighting Elements, Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX

Manhattan Construction for the Dallas Cowboys

HKS

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Aqua Vibrant, Lakes Region Community College, Laconia, NH

New Hampshire Art Commission

Cynthia Thompson, MFA

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Penobscot Power, Brewer Community School, Brewer, ME

Maine Arts Commission

Cynthia Thompson, MFA

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Under the Microscope, University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Xibitz

Lord Cultural Resources, Xibitz, Transformit

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Puzzle, Field of Play exhibit, Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY

Strong National Museum of Play

Strong National Museum of Play

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Welcome, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, ME

Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau

Transformit

Ready-Made


project

client

design

type

“Quinceañera” Corporate Event

Precon Events

Transformit

Ready-Made


project

client

design

type

Shinkaiku, Oki Exhibit, CEBIT, Hannover, Germany

Fricke LeRoyer

Fricke LeRoyer

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Blooming Morning Glory at The Special Event Show

Transformit

Cynthia Thompson, MFA

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Television studio set. Televisa, Mexico City, DF, Mexico

Broadcast Design International

Broadcast Design International

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Ice Floe Stage, Toyota Salon

The George P. Johnson Company

The George P. Johnson Company

Ready-Made

project

client

design

type

Sea Fans bordering presentation area

The Special Event Show

Transformit

Ready-Made


project

client

design

type

Traveling Agave for Cuervo Games

Digital Kitchen

Digital Kitchen, Transformit

Custom-Made


project

client

design

type

Traveling Jellyfish for Drop in the Ocean Virtual Reality Experience

Vision3Ltd,ConservationInternational

ThincDesign,Transformit

Custom-Made


project Lotus Leaf Tunnel Event Entry

client Adam + Eva 2010

design Transformit

type Ready-Made


project

client

design

type

Ariels, Associated Industries of Massachusetts Annual Meeting

Conventures

Transformit

Ready-Made


project

client

design

type

Moon Ray, Spiral Column, Smithsonian Event

Hargrove for the Smithsonian Institution

Hargrove

Ready-Made


project

client

design

type

Pixies, Build Boston Expo

Transformit

Transformit

Ready-Made


Circles in Motion, Cynthia Thompson MFA Sculpture thesis performance

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