Gathering Table, Rabbit Island

LoT_GATHERING TABLE_info05

For the Rabbit Island Artist Residency Program we have proposed and designed a multifunctional event table to be located within the forest and to be used for the program’s interdisciplinary gatherings, meetings, workshops and other various events.

GATHERING-TABLE-GIF_500px

Rabbit Island lies three miles east of Northern Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula on a gentle rise of sandstone that breaks the blue surface of Lake Superior. It is an undisturbed 90-acre island of forest and rock teeming with wildlife. A rugged northern ecosystem that remains in its natural state has never in its history suffered from development or subdivision.

LoT_GATHERING TABLE_info04

 Rob Gorski had the incredible opportunity to purchase the island with the vision to create a space where artists and researchers can draw from this unique wilderness in their individual practices. Imagine a remote island in the largest body of freshwater in the world. Now imagine living on that island and being a part of one of the most unique and challenging artist residencies in the world. 

LoT_GATHERING TABLE_info03

Rabbit Island is that island.

LoT_GATHERING TABLE_info02

For Rabbit Island we have designed and proposed a multifunctional event table to be located within the forest and be used for the artist residency program’s occasional gatherings, meetings, workshops and other various events.

LoT_GATHERING TABLE_info01

Architects: LoT
Project Team: Leonidas Trampoukis, Eleni Petaloti
Owner: Rabbit Island Residency Program
Commissioner: Rob Gorski
Project Year: 2012