This striking new artwork by Perth Art Glass acts as a privacy screen in one of Perth’s most prestigious inner city redevelopments, Perry Lakes.
Our clients approached us almost 18 months ago with a brief for a privacy screen which would not only become part of the architectural fabric of the building but also a spectacular art piece in itself. We loved the idea and the overall concept was thought out over a number of meetings together with the clients, with Ian Dixon & Joe Hanratty as artists & designers.
The design was strongly influenced by the Perry Lakes Redevelopment Authority guidelines which apply to the estate. The Authority specifies the architecture should represent a retro 1950-60s style with flat or skillion roof lines, minimum colour with a slight Art Deco feel.
Ian took his inspiration from some much admired 1960s internationally renowned German Stained Glass artists. The design concept beautifully referenced their form and grid like repetitiveness using contemporary Kiln formed techniques. The custom Textured and toughened screen also has fused colour components laminated to it to give a sense of movement and life to the overall design. Living Iron, with whom we have worked closely on a number of projects, were commissioned to design and manufacture the steel framework.
The design along with supporting historical design evidence and structural engineering specifications were required to be submitted for approval by the redevelopment authority and the concept was granted approval for production.
Ian’s intimate engagement with our client and the trust they gave him to understand their brief and work through the complex process of design and manufacture resulted in a stunning architectural art piece proudly created by the team at Perth Art Glass bringing to life the creative vision of our clients.