Blazing Editions was lucky enough to take part in the design, production, and installation of the artwork at the new think tank and innovation center in the Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD Center in New York City. SHIELD, which stands for Skin Health Investigation, Education, Longevity Development, aims to bring together creative thinkers from a wide range of disciplines to generate and advance fresh ideas to address some of the challenges associated with human longevity.
At SHIELD, ideators, thinkers, and dreamers come together to create, observe, test, and debate new ideas and promote radical thinking for life-long skin health, nutrition, and wellness. The large embossed fingerprint pictured below is an abstract representation of the Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD logo. Together with their motto, “Touch Tomorrow, Today,” one begins to more fully appreciate SHIELD’s objective to make its mark on the world of skin health, nutrition, and wellness.
During our visit to the SHIELD Center, our team was fascinated to discover that just as art can reflect what’s occurring inwardly on a cerebral level, the skin can also act as a mirror, reflecting what’s going on inside in the body, both physically and emotionally. The connection between the world of art and the work of the SHIELD Center extends much further.
Art brings joy, inspires and encourages us to think creatively, to push the boundaries of our thinking. Similarly, the ideation that takes place at SHIELD aims to enhance the quality of our lives, especially as we are living longer – and to explore the limitless creative potential of scientific and technological innovation. With this new understanding, it was easy for SHIELD to understand why artwork should have a prominent place at the Think Tank space. This actual living lab where, every day, creative thinkers dream up new solutions in skin health and wellness and clinicians are trained in the most cutting-edge treatments.
We were truly inspired by what we saw at SHIELD, and encourage you to check out their work. And when you stop by the Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD Center in New York City, you will truly feel the energy of being in the midst of a unique creative community…and enjoy some beautiful artwork too.