They were kind enough to let us peek behind the curtain at their studio in the labyrinthian Brooklyn Navy Yard to see what it takes to build such wild kinetic furniture, lighting, and robotic installations.
The space they occupy now is the beta version of the New Lab. In a few years they'll relocate to a new site now under construction — just outside their window — which, when finished, will offer a whopping 84,000 square feet of workspace. It's almost worth taking up robotics for the view. But this is about the now, and what we found at their current workshop involved a bathroom-sized 3D printer, hand-crushing magnets and, oddly enough, Al Franken.