Design + Fabrication

La Victrola

Structural Designer/ Fabrication Lead

“La Victrola is a 35-foot tall, 30,000 pound, wood and steel sculpture celebrating the music of a bygone era, built by a community of artists in Oakland California. Its period details, musical curation, and live performances stand as organic counterpoints to the digital saturation of modern culture. After debuting phase 1 of the build at Burning Man 2016, La Victrola phase II has appeared at Burning Man 2017 and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco.”

Wright’s role within this project was to take the project’s development from phase 1 and bring into a new reality through completing the structural design and providing fabrication lead services to Hand Crank Creative. This piece was produced by Wright’s co-founded company, the Envelope Engineers. Designed in collaboration with Nathan Kandus at American Steel Studios.  

Built in Collaboration with Hand Crank Creative; lavictrola.org