In an attempt to activate a vacant storefront in New York's Lower East Side, the miLES Storefront Transformer - a 6ft cube designed to "program any storefront" - is a versatile, movable set of furnishing and amenities designed by Architecture Commons. Seven individual pop-up interventions, curated by a collection of creative minds, would inhabit empty shops between November 4th and December 22nd 2013 if their Kickstarter campaign is successful.
"When unfolded, the Transformer provides functional elements such as shelving, partitions, tables, seats, stage, as well as infrastructure such as lighting, WIFI, power strips, speakers, projectors, and PA system". The flexibility of the design will be showcased through seven themes: Show, Play, Share, Learn, Make, Shop, and Eat. Following a successful pilot of the project in April, which proved that the model "is a viable, sustainable, and scalable means to activate storefronts across the world," their ultimate aim is to "be able to incubate more amazing ideas and create more pop-ups in the future."