David Griggs Cable Navigation Terrazzo Floor Map

Cable Navigation, 2001

The National Cable Television Center and Museum, Denver, Colorado

A Terrazzo floor design for the Great Hall entrance lobby of the Cable Center.

Project Description

This terrazzo floor was designed specifically for the Great Hall of the National Cable Television Center and Museum. Using a limited palette of just six matrix colors, the design fills the 7,000 square foot floor with an interpretive map of the world. The map, inspired by the navigation maps of ancient mariners, contains multiple connective lines between continents and landforms. On ancient maps these would have represented trade routes across vast oceans. In this location at the Cable Center these lines instead represent the interconnectivity provide by cable and broadband technology.

The floor design represents the reach and breadth of cable, acknowledging how this technology has shrunk our world and vastly improved our communicative abilities.