“The Minds Eye” – Chelsea Flower Show

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"The Minds Eye" - Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show - London

Photo by: Matt Crossick

We were commissioned by LDC Garden Designs to create an infinity well as a focal piece for this RNIB show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show which was sponsored by Countryside Properties.

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RNIB Chelsea Flower Show Fresh Garden

Photo by: Susannah Ireland / RNIB

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The Mind’s Eye Garden, designed by award-winning landscape designers LDC, will feature in the show’s Fresh Garden category, which champions innovation and creativity, challenging designers to think outside the traditional perceptions of a Chelsea garden.

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Water is used as a wayfinder with a series of deep, dark rills running through the four climatic planting zones of the garden. At the centre is a glass cube partially covered in moving water designed to refract light and offer a stimulating visual experience.

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The aim of the garden is to stimulate the ‘mind’s eye’ by encouraging visitors to engage in an intimate experience of touch, sound, taste and aroma. Throughout the space we will use contrasting materials and textures which will challenge visitors to use their imagination and memory.

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The garden was inspired by a joint scheme between Countryside and RNIB to redevelop the existing RNIB Community Living Service facilities at Redhill, Surrey.   Currently in planning, this innovative scheme will produce a model for integrated supported living, which will be unique in the UK and will provide an environment to benefit the whole community. Properties for RNIB residents will be built amongst houses available for private sale, to ensure an integrated and vibrant community and there will be a wide range of community facilities. As a key element of the overall masterplan, a sensory trail will wind its way through the development to form part of the RNIB educational programme. This will feature many of the key sensory design elements within The Mind’s Eye garden.

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The garden is loosely divided into four zones – open woodland, damp/wet shady woodland, temperate prairie border and Mediterranean/arid border. Naturalistic planting covers horizontal and vertical plant beds to contrast and soften the hard landscaping.

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It needed to be bright enough to have effect in the fantastic may sunshine so has 144 5 watt LED’s inside.

The concept is to stimulate the senses and make the user feel like they are about to fall into the abyss.

With a layer of 33mm thick laminated glass the over all unit is only 136mm deep but has the illusion of depth disappearing off into infinity.

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We are very proud to announce that it won a gold medal in today’s judging.

“Twitterfall” SSE Stadium – Glasgow – XYZ Events

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"Twitterfall" SSE Stadium - Glasgow - XYZ Events

We created this illuminated water feature installation on behalf of “This is XYZ” agency for the launch of the new SSE Hydro stadium in Glasgow, Working  alongside Projection Advertising. We created this experiential marketing tool to showcase how movement of water can combine with beautiful lighting and digital artwork which was activated by sound responsive projections based on the graphic equaliser branding as well as a live twitter feed which allowed guest to send messages that were then displayed on the centre of the Twitterfall. Launching with Local hero Rod Stewart the stadium experience was an interactive holding lounge where VIP guests of Southern Scottish Energy could enjoy the visual stimulation of the Green Room and listen to music requested by their Tweets.

SSE Hydro Green Room.

SSE Hydro Green Room.

SSE Hydro Green Room.

The Twitterfall stood 4m high with an equilateral triangle foot print of 7m x 7m and had a flow of 25,000 litres of water every hour cascading down the facets of over 50 smaller pyramids fed by 7 water outlets. The entire unit had 21 individually controlled valves which could be adjusted to create more interest with the projections.

SSE Hydro Green Room.

SSE Hydro Green Room.

Illuminated Sculpture – New York

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Illuminated Sculpture - New York

Illuminated Sculpture - Greenwich Park, New York

The structure was formed using galvanised steel tuning and highlighted with IP rated LEDs. The LED’s are to illuminate the internal surfaces and create shadow to the exterior surfaces which add greater depth and interest to the form. It has been designed to sit in shallow water so the reflection of the sculpture is repeated through the surface of the water.

The concept behind the sculpture is to be a representation of the many cycles of life. Each ring represents a path that starts in birth and ends in death. The light shining around the sculpture is the positivity in these journeys and is a celebration of every individuals life.

Dimensions 6500 x 2000

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Bloomberg – City – Arts-Co

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Bloomberg - City - Arts-Co

As part of our ongoing relationship with Arts Co. we were commissioned to produce this site specific functional art piece for the Bloomberg Marketing Department. Designed to be as futuristic a meeting place as possible, whilst not acting as a distraction for other members of staff.  Finished with silver carbon fibre effect automotive upholstery, and slice through illumination detailing.

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Bloomberg Illuminated Seating area

Infinity Mirror Clock – City – Acrylicize

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Infinity Mirror Clock - City - Acrylicize

Continuing our on going work with Art consultancy Acrylicize, we were commissioned to create an illuminated wall mounted artwork for the reception of Senator House. This was to be a large Infinity Mirror Clock acting as the second hand to a large clock installation in the main atrium of Senator House. Made with a digitally printed glass fascia and 60 bright blue LED’s all synchronised to a web based oscillator. To represent the second hand each LED flashes on in sequence and then stays lit for the 60 seconds. To represent the minutes the LED’s are illuminated at half brightness until the second hand passes over and flashes, before being re-lit at half brightness.

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Using lighting, technology and our understanding of materials we took a brief from Acrylicize to engineer a fantastic reception waiting area artwork enjoyed by office staff 24 hours a day.

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