I can’t stop gawking at this beautiful sculptural design by Heatherwick Studio. It’s a bewitchingly beautiful piece that could hold my attention for hours. Located in London’s Welcome Trust headquarters, this sculpture was commissioned, soon after the construction of their new building in 2006, to be hung within their eighty-story atrium space above a pool of water. Although the area to be designed was a considerably large space, since the sculpture was commissioned after the buildings completion, the design studio was forced with the challenge of creating a piece that would be grandeur enough to make a statement in the space while still being able to fit through a standard size door during installation.
Over four hundred experimental pieces were made (no two the same), before they finally selected a design that they believed best suited the atrium space. I’m not sure what the experimental drafts looked like, but I can say, I’m blown away by the end result. The sculpture houses over 142,000 glass spheres, artistically suspended on over 25,000 steel wires.
Something this beautiful had to be open for public viewing, so the Welcome Trust headquarters allowed just that. Every last Friday of the month at 2pm you can come and catch a glimpse of this wonderful piece.
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