Limud Tables

Museum at Eldridge Street

Taking their name from the Yiddish word for learning, Potion's Limud Tables educate visitors about the Eldridge Street Synagogue and the historical community of the Lower East Side.

Blending interactive storytelling and seamless architectural design, Potion created the Museum at Eldridge Street’s Limud Tables to educate visitors about the museum’s important history, location, and architecture while honoring the institution’s cultural role as the Eldridge Street Synagogue.

Meticulously constructed three-dimensional models recreate important neighborhood sites from the turn of the century, offering visitors stories of Jewish immigrant life at these historic sites. In addition to stories, each table also contains interactive activities, such as a game that engages children in the reconstruction of the synagogue’s stained glass window.

Each interactive consists of two pieces: a custom-designed solid wood table that serves as the point of interaction, and a large format LCD display upon which the stories are presented. Potion designed the interactive tables with careful attention to their environment, allowing them to be easily turned off and to blend into the background during services.

 

Awards

  • Winner, Communication Arts Interactive Annual Awards
  • Gold, AAM Muse Awards

Press

  • "Engaging and elegant, a wonderful blend of interactive design and historic architecture."

    Bart Marable, Communication Arts

Credits

  • Potion
    Content Development
    Graphic & Interactive Design
    Software Development
    A/V Consulting & Installation
  • City Joinery
    Table Design & Fabrication
  • Jonathan Seagull
    3D Modeling
  • Michael Singer Studio
    Design Collaboration

Awards

  • Winner, Communication Arts Interactive Annual Awards
  • Gold, AAM Muse Awards

Press

  • "Engaging and elegant, a wonderful blend of interactive design and historic architecture."

    Bart Marable, Communication Arts

Credits

  • Potion
    Content Development
    Graphic & Interactive Design
    Software Development
    A/V Consulting & Installation
  • City Joinery
    Table Design & Fabrication
  • Jonathan Seagull
    3D Modeling
  • Michael Singer Studio
    Design Collaboration