MELE collaborated with KYA Design Group to design and fabricate Art for Mauka Terminal at Honolulu International Airport. MELE will work with world-renowned artist Satoru Abe to create 100 pieces of original art to be placed in the terrazzo flooring of the new Mauka Terminal. MELE will work with the flooring contractor to install the art pieces according to the approved design.
Satoru Abe is the last living member of the Metcalf Chateau, a group of seven Asian-American artists with ties to Honolulu. Abe is best known for his sculptures of abstracted natural forms, many of which resemble trees, such as East and West in the collection of the Hawaii State Art Museum. His sculpture work and paintings are regular exhibits at both the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Hawaii State Art Museum, as well as, of course, Honolulu International Airport.