Behind the Scenes: New Giles Miller installation for Bespoke

For the last couple of weeks, we've been busy with the installation of Giles Miller Studio's breathtaking new installation for Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. The Bespoke project is part of our ongoing work with Kempinski Hotel MoE - previously we commissioned a mural for Salero Tapas & Bodega restaurant in the hotel, and a series of paintings by Emirati artist Mohammad Al Qassab  for the Arabic Gallery

Approximately 5000 brass gold box elements were hung in series, cascading down the face of the reception feature wall. These boxes vary in depth, colour and transparency, and when viewed from afar, a pattern inspired by the UAE's undulating sand dunes emerges. When fully lit, the effect of the rolling dunes is quite spectacular, and we wanted to share some of our behind the scenes snaps from the install process.

London-based design practice, Giles Miller Studio, specialises in the development of innovative surface and interior design projects, marrying architecture with beautiful interior finishes. Capsule Arts has developed an ongoing relationship with the studio, collaborating on several high profile projects, includingDesign Days Dubai 2014, where we showcased the studio's new lighting sculpture series Castor & Pollux.

 

Our week at Design Days Dubai

Last week Capsule Arts participated in Design Days Dubai presenting Giles Miller Studio as part of the installations segment of the fair. It was a great week working to put together the twin light installations Castor and Pollux that took over 20 hours to install onsite, and countless hours in preparation for the Giles Miller team before arriving in Dubai from the UK. The week also included a talk title 'The Role and Value of Bespoke in Interior Design', chaired by Rachael Brown of Capsule Arts and included Giles Miller, Andy Martin who was exhibiting with the Crafts Council, and Dubai based Interior Designer Pallavi Dean.

Here's a few pictures from the week and you can view more on our instagram page. Thank you to everyone that posted their own photos and videos, many of which we reposted.

Tiny etched brass components
Tiny etched brass components
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IMG_5574
Laying out all the components for the light installations
Laying out all the components for the light installations
Near completion on the first light installation towards the end of day one
Near completion on the first light installation towards the end of day one
Starting on light installation number two
Starting on light installation number two
Ready for press day!
Ready for press day!
Design Days Dubai Director Cyril Zammit talking at the press opening
Design Days Dubai Director Cyril Zammit talking at the press opening
Celebrating at the opening night after party with our Verve Clicquot balloon
Celebrating at the opening night after party with our Verve Clicquot balloon
close up
close up
Looking inside the light installation
Looking inside the light installation
Fair Director Cyril Zammit talks to Dubai One at our stand
Fair Director Cyril Zammit talks to Dubai One at our stand
The Role & Value of Bespoke in Interior Design talk
The Role & Value of Bespoke in Interior Design talk
Capsule Arts project photographer Nikolas Margaritas takes some shots of the installations
Capsule Arts project photographer Nikolas Margaritas takes some shots of the installations