Designer Joe Doucet:
“Technology plays a huge role in what we do. Take the bench project in Times Square—it went from a concept rendered out on a computer, presented digitally, approved by the appropriate parties. Digital files were sent to a manufacturer in Belgium who digitally extruded this in 3D-printed concrete. The final piece arrives in Times Square, and the first time I physically interact with it is on the night of the installation. That’s something that would be completely unheard of even five years ago.
I do believe that technology is just going to empower people to do more while using less."