Design

Design

Developing the design intent and artistic vision with support of our selected partners

Introduction

Our designers closely collaborate with partners to support and develop the project's design intent and artistic vision, consulting engineers, contractors, craftspeople, and installation teams, to support each step of the project and ensure the highest standards. Our offering includes developing technical drawings; 3D mapping and AR/VR to explore placement, scale, materials, and potential issues; generating prototypes and maquettes; and finally installation and site supervision to ensure a safe and efficient execution within the timeline.

Technical Drawings & Engineering

Our designers closely collaborate with partners and creatives to understand the project's design intent and artistic vision. Throughout the process, they maintain a consistent dialogue to ensure these visions are honored and celebrated. Working with internal and external teams, our designers create technical drawings based on engineers' recommendations, ensuring structural integrity. This commitment to preserving the project's concept and artistic vision guides our team throughout the design and fabrication process.

Digital Modelling & Renders

Our design team has the capability to transform ideas or sketches into realistic 3D representations. We can place it within a rendered environment or AR/VR landscape, providing artists and partners with a visual understanding of how the project will appear in its intended setting. This allows for exploration of placement, scale, material options, and issue identification. Subsequently, our designers can generate the necessary file types for 3D printing, routing, and milling maquettes, prototypes, and casting patterns.

Materials & Construction Methods

Our designers analyse the project requirements and collaborate with partners and creatives to identify the most suitable material options and construction methods for bringing the project to life. During the design phase, they actively engage with our craftspeople to incorporate their valuable input and expertise. By doing so, our designers anticipate and address potential fabrication issues, ensuring a smooth transition from the design phase to the workshop floor.

Cost Planning & Programming

Our approach begins by understanding the project's unique creative vision. Working closely with our partners and creatives, we collaborate to explore, create, and present feasibility budgets and delivery programs that effectively address the project's requirements while preserving the integrity of the original creative vision. This comprehensive process ensures that the proposed budgets and programs meet the specific needs of the project while staying true to its artistic intent.

Installation Methodology

To ensure a seamless installation, our designers collaborate with partners, project managers, and craftspeople to thoroughly comprehend the installation location and space of the project. Through meticulous planning, problem-solving, and precise drawings, our designers facilitate the transportation and installation process, meeting all the necessary requirements for a successful project execution. Their expertise enables efficient coordination and execution of installations, resulting in a visually captivating and impactful outcome.

Site Supervision

Our experienced team closely monitors the process, ensuring adherence to design intent and specifications. They collaborate with contractors, craftspeople, and installation teams, ensuring safe and efficient execution within the timeline. Addressing challenges and coordinating with stakeholders, site supervision guarantees a successful and impactful realisation of public art.

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Featured Projects

The Warrior and the Bear
The Warrior and the Bear

Considered Damien Hirst’s most complex project to date, the 189 works of Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable took almost 10 years to create. The coral-encrusted The Warrior and the Bear sculpture is one of several large-scale artworks created for the exhibition, measuring over 7 metres tall and made entirely out of bronze. The design and intricate detailing of the artworks required a team of specialist fabricators across the world. A 90 minute documentary-style film was released to chronicle the narrative of the exhibition.

Ardath
Ardath

The spectacular, large-scale glass artwork Ardath features a 42-square-metre wall of mouth-blown glass and is the centerpiece of Brian Clarke's exhibition A Great Light. This installation, an expansive field of flowering meadow motifs in etched glass, bathes the gallery in light and colour. The exhibition presents the artist’s unmatched contribution to the continuous development of the stained glass medium.

Gone But Not Forgotten
Gone But Not Forgotten

The striking installation of Gone But Not Forgotten features a ten-thousand-year-old woolly mammoth skeleton, gilded in 24-carat gold leaf and encased in a gold-framed tank. The work raised $11 million for charity and remains one of Damien Hirst's most popular works on Instagram due to its public installation at the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach.

The Severed Head of Medusa
The Severed Head of Medusa

Exceptional in scale and scope, the Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable exhibition challenged the boundaries of the materials, production techniques, and installation methods used. Visitors of the Palazzo Grassi in Venice were greeted by the 60-foot Demon with Bowl sculpture, which was re-cast in resin just for this installation. The Severed Head of Medusa is one of the smaller artworks that highlight the wide variety of materials used such as gold, lapis lazuli, agate, black and blue granite, malachite, jade, crystal, platinum, and several types of marble.

Temple
Temple

Held in 2021 in St Moritz, Mental Escapology was Damien Hirst’s first public exhibition in Switzerland. It featured over 40 works presented across multiple outdoor and indoor sites. Highlights included two large artworks from the Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable series, including a 12-foot bronze sculpture The Monk positioned in the center of the frozen Lake St Moritz, and the 21-foot bronze artwork Temple towering over the lake’s north bank.

The Lost Path
The Lost Path

In The Lost Path, Shono reminds us that the journey is greater than the destination with a monumental sculptural path made of 65,000 PVC pipes responding to a remote location in Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia. Only partially visible from the main site, Shono lays out a call to adventure and points us towards our personal buried stories. Using plastic pipes, a byproduct of the petroleum industry and a material the artist has been exploring in recent works, Shono repurposes this easily discarded material to draw the single line that forms the basis of this work. He uses the pipes in the desert as one would ink on paper, effectively drawing on site – a sculptural sketch in the desert.

Gradients
Gradients

Random International explores the human condition in an increasingly mechanised world through different notions of consciousness, perception, and instinct. In this work, a sphere is contained within a gridded structure. As people drive by, the nature of the object gradually appears to change, depending on the position and speed of the moving onlooker, as well as the surrounding meteorological conditions and time of day. From the most dramatic perspectives, the entire sculpture can appear to fade seamlessly from a solid geometrical body into nothing but sky.