Over the last five years there is a design competition for a new sculptural Valentine by an emerging architectural or design company. In 2012 there was a giant red heart that started beating while touching. In 2013 there was a large heart-shaped radiator.
This year Times Square Arts selected Young Projects' Match-Maker as the winner of the 2014.
There are 12 zodiac signs surrounding a complex structure that forms a symmetrical heart. The structure is titled ‘Match-Maker’. When viewers stand on their zodiac sign, their four most ideal astrological mates are revealed through periscopes, creating the opportunity for new encounters.
“I can tell you from personal experience, there is such a thing as love at first sight! In an era of digital communication, our design takes a decidedly analog approach to viscerally connect strangers and reaffirm compatibility between old partners. We are extremely honored to have been chosen by the jury for the 2014 Valentine Heart and are excited to realize the piece in collaboration with Brooklyn-based fabricator Kammetal." said Bryan Young, Principal of Young Projects.