Miami Children's Museum

Graphic Image Flooring has had the good fortune to work with Remo Saraceni the inventor of the Big Piano. Our custom printed vinyl flooring provides the perfect top for his pianos and now for a new orchestra project. 

With this orchestral project our flooring is back lit on top of the proprietary technology that makes everything go. Because we start with a clear vinyl and then digitally print on the back there is just enough opacity to be lit. 

These are the special projects that make us feel good for years knowing that so many kids and families are able to laugh and enjoy. 

Excerpt From Miami.com Article

Artist and inventor Remo Saraceni knows how to use music to bring people together. The trick is a tiny piece of technology he invented decades ago, a little switch that he created called the occupancy sensor, a motion detector that will turn electricity off or on. With that bit of tech, for which he holds the patent, he has created some of the most engaging and entertaining interactive musical installations, like the one opening in the Miami Children’s Museum.

The music starts on the staircase, with a motion-activated device that lines the stairs, chiming out scales with each passing step. At the top of the stairs, next door to the artists workshop, is the Music Maker’s Studio, where there’s going to be a whole lot of music getting made. 

Saraceni’s most iconic invention, the Big Piano made infamous by Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia in “Big,” is the heart of the new attraction. This particular piano was created to allow kids of all needs to enjoy music making. There’s an added feature that allows children with hearing disabilities to feel the vibrations being created when notes are played. The piano also can be used to teach songs and kids can follow the notes on their own. 

The Music Maker’s Studio also has a studio that is a digital symphony that plays an orchestral piece composed for the Museum while children stand in specific stations. The more kids participate, the more instruments are heard and the more layers of the song can be enjoyed. They can watch the instruments come together on a screen as each section of the orchestra is summoned. 

“When I put the musical stairs in, people couldn’t stop going up and down.” Miami parents are about to experience this same phenomenon at the Children’s Museum.

“These things inspire social interaction. They bring people together. I have always been fascinated with how we interact with technology as well as how technology causes us to interact with each other.”

Amy Reyes is the Editor of Miami.com.

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