Exterior Back Lit PhotoGlassWork, 18m x 3mThe Crown Estate and Keith Tyson Projects approached us to design and manufacture this large piece of public art in the heart of the West End of London, as part of a renovation project of one of the blocks on Regent Street. It is located on New Burlington Place, just off Regent Street, opposite Hamley's.
Because it is an exterior piece, we had to develop some significant new technology to ensure the piece remains weather-sealed and to ensure its longevity.
Keith Tyson's spectacular 'Nature Painting' image of the River Thames with historical maps overlaid is complemented by the intensity of colour rendering of our back-lit glass process. A light sensor and sophisticated electronic dimming allow the backlighting to be dimmed when light levels drop, thus allowing the colour saturation to remain constant.
The two year process required from first enquiries to completion was challenging and required all of our project management and administrative experience. The 5-day installation with a dozen quarter-tonne glass panels to install safely was a good test of our onsite capabilities. Altogether, an amazing project to have successfully completed. An extraordinary year was topped by the completion of an extraordinary installation. The above piece is our first exterior artwork - a Back Lit PhotoGlassWork, 18m x 3m on New Burlington Place (just off Regent Street) in the heart of the West End of London. We were commissioned by The Crown Estate and Keith Tyson Projects to design, manufacture and install this large piece of public art on a busy thoroughfare and it required all our ingenuity, project management skills and great work by our manufacturing partners to successfully complete it.
Back Lit PhotoGlassWorks Wall, 5m x 2.3mWarwick Business School commissioned our Back lit PhotoGlassWork wall product for their reception area. Using one of Richard Osbourne's kinetic abstracts, the wall features the WBS logo at large size. It is an attractive focal point for the reception area as proven by the many students who take selfies in front of it to send home! Earlier in the year, we completed another Back Lit PhotoGlassWork wall - this time for the reception centre-piece of Warwick Business School. The 5m x 2.3m piece uses on of Richard Osbourne's Kinetic Abstract images combined with a large corporate logo and has proved very popular with students wanting to take selfies to send home!
P4C48 Thames Sunset, London, UK Working in London allowed us to substantially increase our London images collection, all in super-high and ultra-resolution. Click the above image to see the panoramics. Click here to see the other images.
Wythenshawe Hospital Hybrid Theatres ArtworksThe building of new hybrid theatres at UHSM meant that some existing windows had a view of solid walls. We were commissioned to cover the windows with vinyl to give a different outlook. Two large window sections, each around 7m x 2.5m, received views of the Peak District, just a few miles from the hospital. A further 12 smaller windows were decorated with wildflowers. Lastly, the theatre staff had their staff area decorated with 3 PhotoGlassWorks depicting a local scene, Mam Tor, at dawn. More recent projects include the above at UHSM Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester. New theatre building projects meant that these windows had a view of brick walls, so we were commissioned to give them a more pleasing outlook. Using images taken in the Peak District, just a few miles away, we were able to make a wonderful 'trompe l'oeil' in these very busy corridors. Other images included a dozen smaller views of native British wildflowers - much endangered by habitat loss and climate change these days.
Salford Quays Dusk, PhotoGlassWorks Front Lit Triptych, 4.05m x 0.9m We installed more artworks into Salford Royal Hospital recently - click the above photo to see the gallery. This is a recent ultra-high resolution panoramic of Salford Quays at dusk produced as a 4.05 x 0.9m PhotoGlassWorks Front Lit triptych. Many patients and staff will see this on their way to operating theatres and we hope it both uplifts and calms them in these intense environments!
Lastly, you'll notice we've given this website a bit of a spring-clean: it should be much easier to navigate to our images now, especially on mobile devices. You'll also notice we have joined the 21st century and are connected on multiple social media now: as well as Twitter and Facebook, we are also now on Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest.