Mizzi Studio worked closely with Orms to create a statement entrance piece for a new Fora workspace on Folgate Street in Spitalfields. Entrusted with bringing Orms' idea for an S-shaped reception desk and café/bar to life, we were responsible for the 3D design development, visualisation and construction of the sculptural feature.
Our design development, detailing, expertise in material qualities and new manufacturing methods, skill in complex 3D modelling and awareness of architectural processes, honed across the studio’s multidisciplinary team of architects, industrial designers and interior designers, enabled us to develop Orms' vision to create a bold yet highly functional piece.
In particular, a new technique of introducing real metal powder to the GRP process, that Mizzi Studio has been researching and developing in recent and current projects at Westfield London and in The Royal Parks, has allowed us to achieve the large dynamic, curving copper form for Fora. The high proportion of real metal gives the surface a lustre as if it was cast directly from pure copper, allowing us to create a complex form in a luxury finish with increased durability.
Mizzi Studio previously collaborated with Orms to produce a floor-to-ceiling sculpture of a ship's hull for an international shipping management company's headquarters in London and has also worked with the likes of Tom Dixon to produce other statement entrance pieces.
Location: Spitalfields, London, UK
Status: Completed in June 2019
Size: 9 x 5.5 m
Key services: Design development, construction drawings, construction management
Collaborators: Orms, ISG
Photography courtesy of Fora