Sunday, January 23, 2011

Petal To The Metal.

Based Upon is a London based studio of artists designing and hand-making large reliefs, sculptural furniture and applied decorative surfaces. The globally acclaimed works are made by hand in layers of metal, resins and lacquers and are usually inspired by nature. Co-founder Ian Abell says, “Over the past 6 years we have worked across art, design and interiors and we have been difficult to categorise. We have introduced Four Labels to make it easier for our customers and collectors to understand the range of things we do and to give each label some space, so that it can be developed independently.” The Four Labels are "based upon": Composed (large scale artworks or installations) Form (furniture and sculpture) Meaning (private commissions) and Surface (hand-made textural material surfaces). We've been intrigued with these folks for sometime and hope we have the opportunity to work with them in the near future. We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, you can learn more about their work here.

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32 comments:

Michael Hampton said...

One of the most beautiful things I have seen in a long time. I am so inspired. Thanks for sharing!

Michael Hampton

Michaela @ The Gardener's Eden said...

Fluid, hypnotic and absolutely stunning! I can't take my eyes off the photographs.

Thank you!
Michaela

Design in the Woods said...

Just incredible. Strong and metallic, yet very touchable and warm.

erin ferucci said...

Thant is truly lovely! Thank you for sharing!

Alan Karlin said...

Love it! Soft steel - mmmmmm!

Sara Baldwin said...

Haven't seen metal that inviting even here at Maison et Objet! Congrats to the artisans--well done!

Whole house audio said...

I feel so great to cum across ur blog...This is Absolutely a wonderfull metal Decor ... http://www.edgonline.com/ Thanks for sharing!I hope you have had a Good weekend!

Ideezine said...

Texture of organic, inorganic, cold and warm. It poses as a liquid strength. Stunning!

Anonymous said...

Incredibly beautiful photographs of this metal work. So special!
Such artistic accomplishments!

The Devoted Classicist said...

Fabulous finishes, forms, and textures!

RG _ into the studio said...

Very interesting company. Love the metal surfaces! Going to my material library!
Thanks for sharing!
Renata

Claudia Juestel said...

Absolutely gorgeous use of metal! I have not seen anything like it before. Thanks for making me aware of these talented artists.

Cheers,

Claudia

Paul Byron Downs said...

The metal wall with the earthquake, almost fault line, running through each panel is dramatic and powerful.

Paul Byron Downs

Fred said...

WOW that's astonishing a real work of art, it's like a museum not a home. The color scheme looks very cold.

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