News / SFMOMA Installation Earns International Design Award

Sensory Interactive and manufacturer SNA Displays have earned a 2020 International Design Award for our work on the digital display for internationally recognized artist JR’s enormous mural, The Chronicles of San Francisco, which is located at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

The project earned a bronze award for museums, exhibits, pavilions, and exhibitions in the category of interior design. The International Design Awards, which were founded in 2007, recognize design visionaries in the fields of architecture, interior design, graphic design, fashion design, and product design.

Sensory Interactive provided design, technical specification, procurement, and project management services for the 107’ x 16’ display, which was manufactured and installed by SNA Displays. With a total of nearly 26 million pixels, the display is among the highest-resolution LED displays in the nation and is comparable in size to the largest digital displays in Las Vegas and New York’s Times Square. The display is powered by a high-performance videowall processor and media server from Analog Way.

To create The Chronicles of San Francisco, JR set up a mobile studio in 22 locations around San Francisco, where he filmed, photographed, and interviewed more than 1,200 people from across the city’s multifaceted communities. The completed work scrolls across the enormous LED display, bringing together the faces and untold stories of everyday people.

Presented in SFMOMA’s soaring Roberts Family Gallery, The Chronicles of San Francisco runs through May 31, 2020. The exhibition is free and accessible to the public.