ISSUE 26  |  Farmhouse Style

Map of the World: Haptic Lab

June 25, 2012 10:30 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Emily Fischer is the artist behind Haptic Lab, a Brooklyn studio producing limited-edition quilts—"soft maps," as she calls them.

Fischer, a Brooklyn-based architect, started Haptic Lab after being laid off from her job in a local firm. She offers a range of hand-stitched quilts depicting city maps (Chicago, London, San Francisco, Paris are just a few of the current offerings); custom quilts are also available. Fischer describes her work as "an experiment in tactile wayfinding. Each quilt is a research project into the life of someone else. It's very, very personal."

Above: To see the range, go to Haptic Lab.

Above: A detail of the hand stitching.

Above: A quilt depicting Canada.