Soft map quilts by Haptic Lab

Thursday, 26 January 2012

New York-based design studio Haptic Lab creates soft quilted maps that bring journeys around neighbourhoods to a fingertip. Quilts emulate cities and neighbourhoods, with their structure transformed in to stitched patterns.

The studio currently produce quilts mapping London, New York, Washington, San Fransisco and Paris - and also maps other locales as custom orders. The process is lengthy, as the skill is intricate and time-consuming: they take over two hundred hours and between eight and sixteen weeks to complete.