Spanning 5x5m as a series of scattered clusters across the exposed ceiling plane, 300+ hand blown shapes varying in form and scale were pressed into metal moulds, creating organic and dappled surfaces across subtle shades of green. Jewels of hand-crafted honey onyx act as a shade to the warm light source sparkling within and offer visual relief from the vast sea of green. Each glass piece is held by an intricate series of brass armature to support both its weight and expanse.
Blown by local artisan Isaac Katzoff, we set out to create an utterly unique atmosphere, inspired by the surrounding Pohutukawa trees that canvas the site below.
Creative Directors Emily Priest and Nat Cheshire
Handblown Glass Monmouth Studios
Armature and Electrical Epsilon Lighting
Photographer Sam Hartnett