Bespoke Functional Art


BREAKFAST is a studio of multidisciplinary artists and engineers that conceive, design, and fabricate high-tech contemporary art installations and sculptures. BREAKFAST has over 15 large-scale pieces that can be found in various museums, arenas, and lobby spaces throughout the world.

Founded in 2009 by Andrew Zolty, Mattias Gunneras, and Michael Lipton, BREAKFAST sets out to develop interactive artwork that leverages online data in new and profound ways. What separates BREAKFAST from other studios is their unique ability to develop entirely new ideas while having all the necessary skillsets under one roof to produce the piece. By bringing the artist, designer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and software engineer to the same table, BREAKFAST can conceive ideas that are at the cutting edge of creativity and technology.

BREAKFAST’s goal is to create installations that appeal to the widest of audiences and attempt to extend that experience via the web to people around the world.

Featured Press


Get Lost in a display made of thousands of shifting discs — WIRED

Breakfast's Kinetic Flip-Disc Display System — CORE77

“Flip-Disc” Kinetic Display Board by BREAKFAST  — My Modern Met

The 'flip-disc' display is back! Digital version of 1960's displays unveiled — Daily Mail

The first ever mass production kinetic display  — Swiss Miss

This clever dot screen is a fun widget for your high-tech hipster office — TechCrunch

Thousands of Tiny Flipping Discs Power This Mesmerizing Kinetic Display — Gizmodo

BREAKFAST's modular Flip-Disc System will help you create amazing kinetic displays — CREATIVITY



The display screen made from thread  — BBC News

Live Instagram thread screen is an engineering wonder and maybe a work of art — Mashable

Prototyping the F21 Thread Screen — CORE77

A Low-Res Screen Made from Spools of Colorful Thread — VICE

Forget 4K: This low-res screen creates images out of thread — WIRED

Forever 21 Turns Your Instagram Photos Into Real-time, Real-Life Portraits, In Thread — Fast Company

Giant selfies made of thread  — Spiegel

Forever 21's 'Thread Screen' displays Instagram pics using fabric — Engadget

Interactive billboards promote personalisation — The Gaurdian

Khail and Ashley talk about Forever 21's cool "Thread Screen" installation — CNET

This 2,000-lb. machine in Brooklyn is spinning Instagram photos into giant fabric masterpieces — Business Insider



The Survivors  — AdWeek



A Sign For the Times: Digital Wayfinding Adapts to Your Needs — Smithsonian

A high-tech street sign that's plugged into social media — WIRED

Could This Be the Smartest Street Sign in the World? — Yahoo News

Points Is A Smart, Robotic Street Sign That Takes You Where You Want To Go — Fast Company

Points connected sign can show any place you need to go, what's up online — Engadget

Points: the socially-powered street sign — Creative Review

MLB's Mission-Control Cave is an over-the-top baseball stat center — WIRED

A Space-Age Device For Delivering A Universe Of Data To Baseball Fans — Fast Company

Breakfast NY's Mission Control Center merges MLB info with NASA-flair, uses 20 feet of switches and screens — Engadget



The Instagram industry — The Washington Post

If You Love Your iPhone, But Miss Looking At Physical Photos, This Gadget Is For You — Business Insider

Instaprint: A Networked Photobooth For Printing Instagram Pics At Parties — Fast Company

Instaprint your Instagrams — WIRED



A Campaign That Turns Remote Objects Into Google Search Boxes — The New York Times

A Photo Booth for Instagram Users  — The New York Times



Office Music Democratizer — Swiss Miss

Conan O'Brien Gets His Own Foursquare Badge (and a Blimp) — Mashable

Brainy Bike Will Tweet Its Feelings — TechCrunch