The Esquire House is an event series which has been put on by Esquire in NY and LA every year for the past 9 years. Hush, who had been charged with the responsibility of designing the Home Office for the 2011 Esquire House, opted to work with OA to take the research Brian had done with “the surface” fabric instrument in 2010 and extrapolate it into a beautiful futuristic interface for the “Ultimate Bachelor”.
Acura was our sponsor, and with inspiration from their super handling all wheel drive diagrams we designed a system of flowing energy which the user can manipulate as they press into the membrane’s surface. We took audio samples from an Acura vehicle and assigned different regions of the surface to trigger them, like a piano. No matter where or how you played with the surface you got a beautifully visceral audio-visual experience.