Author archive for Gareth Beeson

  • Commissions

    Orion Triptych Commission

    Orion Triptych Commission

    Earlier this year Guilded commissioned Tom Palmer on behalf of a client in the Hamptons, USA. The location: a contemporary barn with a voluminous open plan space.

    The context: the dining area, to sit in harmony with existing contemporary dining table and chairs and an antique cabinet.

    The minutiae: Responding to a preference for Palmer’s themes exploring space and galaxies, Guilded looked at the contextual materials and scale and invited the client to contribute their view of what they might like to achieve.

    The result: at 3 metres by 2 metres the decision was made to create a triptych – for efficient shipping and practicality in hanging, and also in the practical sense of physically moving, manipulating and creating a piece of the scale required given the techniques involved.

    We were delighted that the commission was selected for feature by the Robb Report’s Home & Style Issue – September/October Iss 2015. Please click here and scroll down to view.

  • Anna Gravelle
  • Tom Palmer
  • New designs

    Adam’s Vine

    Adam’s Vine

    Adam’s Vine, by Sophie Coryndon, is made up of 1000 cast and gilded husks strung on brass wire and trained up an interior wall in Classical Rococo style. The illustrated work, measuring 3×3 metres, is available and could be extended for a given space. Please read on for commission potential in composition, husk design and finish.

     

    The composition potential of this piece is versatile. The fabrication means vines can be trained up interior walls, across a ceiling or floor, or suspended within a framework to create a division of internal space.

    The design concept was inspired by the 18th century Neoclassical designer and architect, Robert Adam who was described in his obituary as, ‘a genius in elegant ornament’. The Adam style incorporated elements of classical Roman design alongside Greek, Byzantine and Baroque styles.

    Adam’s Vine is the first of an intended series of architectural vines and the piece shown can also be commissioned with variations in scale, husk design and finish.

    About Sophie Coryndon

    Sophie’s work spans the world of fine and applied art, and is characterised by exceptional craftsmanship, innovation and beauty.

    Guilded has previously sold individual pieces created by the artist for the collector’s market, and commissioned large scale bespoke installations for clients through Studio Coryndon. Her work is entirely deserving of the increasing attention it is meriting and I am thrilled to have been invited to present this piece – Charlotte Bowater/Founder of Guilded.

     

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  • Commissions

    Credenza commission from Jonathan Baring Furniture

    Credenza commission from Jonathan Baring Furniture

    This credenza is the first of a series of commissions Guilded is delivering to a client in the Hamptons, USA.

    The concept was to propose a piece of furniture that would ground a vast mirror triptych already commissioned for the dining area wall. The design needed to harmonise with the architecture, existing furnishings and provide some additional storage.

    Our client agreed to entertain our proposal to work up a design with Jonathan Baring Furniture. Guilded recommended Baring not just for his cleaned lined, classic and reponsive approach to design but for his team’s exquisite craftsmanship and professionalism.

    Guilded provided the brief and, responding to Baring’s suggestion to combine subtle fumed oak and patinated bronze, requested the application of shagreen to add a luxurious, contrasting textural quality to the piece.

    Our client proceed to commisison and the result is the epitome of timeless, understated elegance: finished to an outstanding level of attention to detail.

  • Blott Kerr-Wilson

    Recent commission hung in New York yesterday

    Recent commission hung
    in New York yesterday

     

    Commissioning a work of art for your space requires vision and confidence that the outcome you have in mind will be achieved to perfection.

    You will want all the options and potential open to you explained, as well as the costs and practicalities, so you can made a considered judgement. When the piece is made, in this case some 2,000 miles away, you want to know it wil be delivered to you safely but cost-effectively and hung on the wall by a professional.

    With Guilded, whatever your particular aim, the entire process is facilitated and overseen on your behalf from start to completion.

    This latest commission for artist Blott Kerr Wilson for a 140x140cm framed shellwork was photographed after hanging yesterday. Our client has kindly given permission for her response to be shared:

    “The piece is so beautiful I’m still mesmerized by it.  It is exactly what I wanted, and it turned out exactly the way I envisioned it.  It really doesn’t get any better than that, does it?

    As a side note, Anthony from ProHang was great.  I would recommend using him for future jobs in this area.  After scooping up mountains of green popcorn from the crate, he had the patience to gently vacuum the piece after hanging it.”

    For further information about commissioning Blott Kerr Wilson please do get in touch. We provide visual points of reference, advise on the potential in her work and adaptability to various applications. Above all, we listen to and enable clients, delivering results that elicit a response like that shared above every time.

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  • Anna Gravelle
  • Tom Palmer
  • Commissions

    Candelabra Commission

    Candelabra Commission

    A highlight of the Christmas rush on deliveries: ‘Blackthorn Candelabra’ by Tom Palmer Studio.

     

    Commissioned by Siobhan Mooney for a client of her eponymous interior design firm in Edinburgh, this candelabra/table sculpture is fashioned from engineered and jointed antlers naturally shed by Red, Sika and Roe deer. The technique enables commissions to varying sizes, in this case to just over 1 metre in length, and for other furnishings including tables – see ‘Fell Table‘ shown on the Guilded website and now in Aspen.

    The antlers are covered in a hard wearing black gesso, covered in a matt polished finish.  This is set with spherical candle holders in a deeply patinated and oil rubbed brass.

    This piece was featured on the cover of House & Garden magazine, Nov 2014.

  • Anna Gravelle