Posts filed under: Sculpture

L’Homme Armé – Revisited @ Castelli Gallery

For those who missed it the first time, ‘L’Homme Armè‘ will be exhbited for a week at Castelli Gallery in Via Cerano 15, Milan.

Launch & Press: Tonight…  Tuesday May 3rd. Free wine while it lasts!

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L’Homme Armé Exhibition Photos






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L’Homme Armé Exhibition Video

During the Salone del Mobile Milano 2011 – A video of the exhibition and live performance:

L’Homme Armè Exhibition 2011 – Part 02 from Peter Oliver Davies on Vimeo.

Sketching on the walls – Following the outline of the shadows, using a similar technique to that used to shade the sketches on display. The concept is to connect the two bodies of work by means of interaction and live performance.

L’Homme Armè Exhibition 2011 – Part 02 from Peter Oliver Davies on Vimeo.

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L’Homme Armé Exhibition

In occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano 2011, I will be exhibiting a selection of sculpture and sketch-work at Cerano Dodici in the Tortona Design District.

12- 17th April 2011

C12, Via Cerano 12, 20144 Milan

Press & Inaugurazione: 6-10pm, Monday 11th April

Download the Press Release

www.peteroliverdavies.com

One Hyde Park – Armour

“Exceptional collaborations result in ultimate perfection”

The prestigious One Hyde Park development is officially open, with my specially commissioned suits of armour on permanent display in the reception area.

Below are a few words on the reception area, by the interior designers Candy & Candy

“The Reception is in many ways the heart of One Hyde Park. An elegant, grand but welcoming double-storey area, with natural light pouring in through glass walls on all sides, it sets the tone for the building, promoting an atmosphere of calm, order and luxurious comfort. It serves as the residents’ link not only with the outside world but also with the building’s unique concierge service, the team that ensures that their individual needs are taken care of 24 hours a day.

“Candy & Candy, with their experience in the most exclusive decoration in the world, are responsible for the elegant luxury of the communal areas, using a combination of luxury fabrics, sourced vintage pieces, original art work and a colour palette that responds perfectly to their residents’ desires. Here, a choice of seating areas and a piano encourage residents and their guests to linger here, creating a hub. The concierge desk, meanwhile, is discreet but central, as it is in the life of One Hyde Park.”

“Facing the desk are two specially commissioned suits of armour, in nickel plated copper by Peter Oliver Davies. A witty reference to the origins of Knightsbridge, they draw on Japanese and English armoury traditions, as well as echoing the building itself, both in its geometric shapes and its dynamism. The centre of the room is illuminated by an intricate chandelier made up of 6,500 hand-shaped glass pieces, around half of which are covered with 10-karat gold. Created by London-based artist Eva Menz, it was inspired by the movement of a gust of wind through a pile of leaves, as might be seen in Hyde Park in autumn. Its title, Causing a Storm, refers to the effect of the building of One Hyde Park.”

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Suit of Armour Pt.6: Installation

Yesterday afternoon saw the installation of the two suits of armour in the reception area of One Hyde Park, London.

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Corporate Packaging

"Handle With Care"

Today I made two branded, plywood cases to ship a project. All stencils, including logo and handling instructions, cut and sprayed by hand.

How to Make a Suit of Armour Pt.5

"Polished"

Polish and nickel plate each piece – again, as always, by hand.

"Dipping"

"Rolling in Sawdust"

How to Make a Suit of Armour Pt.4

"Welding"

Study and construct from scratch an ad-hoc internal structure for each suit.

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How to Make a Suit of Armour Pt.3.1

"Hand Chiseled and Shaped"

The decoration on the armour was chiseled into the base material by hand. The process required each piece of the suit to be set in 3 inches of pitch, in order to absorb the vibrations of the hammer and chisel.

"The Pitching Room"

"Chisels"

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