LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL

Lobby Sculpture

The 55-foot tall sculpture is located within Lexmark International’s Lenexa, Kansas location (formerly Perceptive Software). The new 238,000 square foot headquarters is comprised of two separate buildings connected by a five-story glass atrium. The goal of the sculpture is to serve as a metaphor for and reinforcement of the company’s primary objective of creating organization from chaos.

The collaboration process began as an idea by Danny Potts, Principal and Vice President of Klover Architects, to create a punctuating visual message encapsulating the building concept design. What began as a simple artist sketch became the launching point for Dimensional Innovations. As the fabricators, we embarked on the monumental task of interpreting the design, engineering, fabricating, and installing the sculpture.

The 55-foot tall sculpture is comprised of 579 cubes. To reinforce the overall concept, these cubes smoothly transition from a rough finish and raw metal color at the top, representing the chaotic beginning of the motion of the sculpture, to a much finer, polished finish at the bottom, representing order. Additionally, the sculpture is suspended by 8,580 stainless steel cables. The core of the sculpture is engineered to be lit with color-changing LEDs that cater to a mood or an event, and culminates in a larger cube highlighting the completion of the transition from chaos to organization.
In addition to the hanging sculpture, DI built and installed a striking reception desk made out of stone, wood and pressed laminate.