When we say custom, we mean custom! The best part about being a designer is meeting with each of you. Seeing what you see and learning what you like inspires our creativity. It’s a fascinating realization that there are no two people the same. We would fail miserably as designers if we tried to do the same thing for every home. This is exactly why we are so concerned with providing each individual with a custom experience and a custom design, as unique as your own signature!
To prove how serious we are about designing a unique and one-of-a-kind space, we want to share with you a project that our very own designer, Stephanie Vaughan (who is amazing, BTW), recently finished. If you’ve read her “about me” on our blog, you know how much artistry and creativity she brings to our design group. Recently, she was asked by a client of ours to create a custom art piece of her wire and glass work. Her sweat and blood went into this project, literally – that’s how far we’ll go for you!
Taken from her blog, here is the production of the custom art from start to finish. If you see or talk to Stephanie, let her know how awesome she is!
For the first time in a very long time (over 10 years), I have been asked to create a commission of my wire and glass work. At first I was in such disbelief, it took a while to really sink in. Once it started becoming real to me, it became very challenging and finally very rewarding as I got to the end. Here is the process as it went along.
To begin the installation process of this 6′ glass laden circle in the Heights loft, I contacted an art installation specialist, Devon Moore of DCM Art Services. After some communications and planning, we decided it would be best for me to handle the transport and he and his crew would handle the installation. Once this was decided, I reverted back to my old tried and true method of transporting this type of precarious artwork by laying it in a pool of packing peanuts in the back of our box truck. Our logistics guru at Eklektik Interiors, Hugo, assisted me in picking it up from my house/studio and delivering it safe and sound to the loft. WHEW – that was a HUGE relief! Hugo you are the bomb!
The next day I met Anna Light (my co-worker and the designer for the Zannoni’s home) and Devon from DCM at the loft to start installation. Even though I was confident in DCM and their ability to get the job done professionally, I was still nervous about the install. Unfortunately, when I started painting the horizontal lines on the front of the canvas, I went off balance from the bracer bars in the back. So, the hardware had to be installed diagonally on the back in order for the piece to hang level on the front. Big lesson learned of how important it is to work out the hanging mechanics BEFORE starting the painting or glass. The guys did an amazing job and our clients were very happy with the final result, which now hangs in their loft. I am truly grateful for having the chance to create this piece of art for two adorable art lovers. This whole experience has been surreal and I can’t wait for me next one.