In partnership with British Ceramic Tile, Giles Miller Studio has created a series of four functional sculptures for London’s Clerkenwell Design Week 2016. Intended to help visitors to navigate the extensive program of events, exhibitions and installations on offer at the internationally-renowned design fair.
The sculptures, composed of over 8,000 hand-crafted glass tiles are an array of vibrant matte and metallic colours. Each of the structures adopts a scale-like composition of overlapping tiles, creating an intense sense of depth and movement. Additionally, each of the sculptures is lit from within and omits a warm glow come nightfall, ensuring their functionality at all hours of the day.
Generously sized, each sculpture is approximately 3.3m wide and 2.4m high. They will be located at key destinations throughout the fair, including Kingsway Place (outside the House of Detention), Clerkenwell Close and Clerkenwell Road (opposite Vitra).
This is the third time the Giles Miller Studio has designed and crafted an installation for Clerkenwell Design Week and Billboards both represents the functional sculptural artworks the studio is known for, as well as the studio’s ongoing creative development.
Giles Miller explains: “Billboards is the latest manifestation of our highly conceptual project work, realised with the help of an open-minded partner in British Ceramic Tile. These huge glass sculptures will be an intriguing showcase for British Ceramic Tile’s products as well as a wonderful expression of our studio’s creative freedom.”
David Richards, Marketing Manager at British Ceramic Tile, acknowledges: “It’s great to be working with Giles Miller given his excellent track record of turning 2D materials into amazing 3D installations. For us it was a perfect fit and works with our philosophy of offering more than just a tile. These installations will really help to navigate people around the new CDW layout and point them in the direction of our new London Hub which is opening during the fair.”