Down the rabbit hole – Alice would be proud!
Albert Smith Signs was privileged to be engaged by artist Kenji Uranishi, bringing his design concepts to life at the Chester Ella Residential apartments, Newstead.
Kenji was inspired by native Australian flowers for these artworks.“Since my very first encounter with Australian native flowers, they have had an enduring and powerful impact. The complexity and beauty of their geometric structures and forms is captivating, and their robustness in the face of extreme weather, remarkable.”— Kenji Uranishi
All elements were manufactured from aluminium tubes which created the curved shapes through roll-forming, utilising our 3D rendering design program. Each curved tube was connected to a central aluminium cylinder fixed to the ceiling at the entrance of the building. The central tubes had a rounded porcelain tile end cap which were hand made by artist Kenji. Each piece was topped with a permasign disc and illuminated with internal LEDS. Kenji hand-made porcelain tiles for 2 of the largest elements, attached to the end of every curved tube.
Each piece was either powder coated or wet spray painted. The elements with a smaller simpler shape were wet sprayed and the larger more complex curves were powder coated to deliver a uniform consistent finish.
The intricacy of each piece was accentuated with the curvature and detail that each flower contained, making this project one of our most interesting and diverse to create.
As sign makers we strive to bring our clients visions to life.
Even Alice would be proud of what we can achieve!