It’s easy to get lost in our daily projects and feel detached from the local thriving world of art and design flourishing all around us here in the Triangle. During a company-wide brainstorm, we agreed it’s time to invite the incredible talent which surrounds us and provide a space to make a statement of their own.
We identified a wall in our conference room that could become a blank canvas — a no-holds-barred wall of awesomeness for local talent to showcase their skills and personality. To kick things off, we decided to make a first run at it with our in-house talent — a mix that includes sculptors and industrial, interior, and graphic designers. 16,492 paperclips later, our wall is now home to our very own unique creation (and no … we haven’t lost our minds). We could explain the process that led to paperclips and R2-D2, but really, it all just grew from a conversation about our favorite iconic images and what we could do with a low-tech paperclip.
We call it “The Paperclip Effect.”