Monday, 10 August 2015

A Place in the Sun

Well, summer is winding down a little over here in the UK, so in a bid to get some winter sun we are upping sticks and going to France!

Fine, this is not the whole picture - there are a whole host of reasons why we're setting up a sculpture garden in France.  There is the opportunity to work with one of the world's top garden designers, the highly decorated James Basson.  He started working on the gardens a decade ago, so to slot our sculpture into this mature and stunning space has been a joy.

The house itself is gorgeous, an old stone farmhouse with various terrace, loggias and enclaves, set in the rolling hills of the cote d'azur.

Collaborating with James and I is Jean-Philippe Weimar, creator of some of the most stunning and unique light fittings I have ever seen.  Handblown glass, brushed copper tubes that make the light appear grown rather than made, everything is create in specific response to each project.

If you would like to learn more, or to visit us sometime, then please feel free to contact us directly via enquiries@marshallmurray.co.uk,

Best,

Oliver - Director

(above) JPW's drawings of new fittings for the garden.
(above) hand blown glass for some incredible new works










Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Chelsea Flower Show - Day One

The show is in full swing and the garden is looking amazing! Alan's garden is clean lined and elegant, with soft colours repeated throughout the planting.

Patrick Hurst's piece reflects the dappled shade of the silver birch trees.

Judging is this morning, so we're keeping everything crossed for Alan.
 
 Hope to see you at the show this week!

Best,

Oliver - Director



Friday, 8 May 2015

Wire pieces by Rupert Till.


I love the wire figures of Rupert Till.  His work is a collection of natural forms, primarily animals to date but with a recent steer towards geometry in nature; snail shells, mussels (as right).

Created from twisted bronze and copper wire, they seem like three dimensional sketches; raw and visceral with a real sense of movement and energy.  Over time the colours gradually change, each piece completely unique by the very nature of his medium.

We have a number of his pieces on display at our sculpture garden, and he'll also have a larger stand at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.   I'd urge you to have a look at his gallery page here, as ever I'd love to hear your thoughts,

Best,

Oliver
Director




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Monday, 27 April 2015

Images of our finished piece!

Our commission for the Viking River Cruises garden is finally complete!  A huge amount of time spent cutting, welding, hammering and polishing over the past few months has resulted in something we're hugely proud of.

Patrick Hurst has created something wonderful, a fusion of the classical with the contemporary, the Viking myth of Njord & Skadi with lines and mirror-polished steel.  It is the marriage of two forms; each an abstract response to the homes of these two Norse gods.  Made from two sheets of mirror polished stainless steel standing parallel to each other, the piece imposes itself onto the viewer at a height of 2 metres, painted a deep inky blue on the internal faces representing the deep blue of the sea and the darkness of the starry night sky. 
constellation detail punched through steel
The profile of the sculpture resembles the prow of Viking's new ocean-going luxury liner, the steel picks out the materials of the garden, and there are already two ships named for Njord and Skadi in their fleet.  

Alan Gardener's garden could not be coming at a more perfect time, with the launch of his upcoming television show 'The Autistic Gardener' mere weeks away.  In this show the award-winning garden designer leads a team of autistic green fingered amateurs will use their unique skills to transform neglected gardens across the country.  

For more information on Patrick's piece you can contact us directly on enquiries@marshallmurray.co.uk, to see more of his work please visit his gallery page here.
 
Best,
 
Oliver
Director, Marshall Murray
 

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Little Book of Wonders


This Spring we shall be working with Barclays' Little Book Of Wonders to host a rather wonderful event at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Our annual presence at the show, and network of garden designers and artists who have become close friends over our years of operating, gives us the ability to throw unique behind-the-scenes access to our clients.  Small groups of Barclays' clients will gain from this come May, with hosted trips around the show and introductions to the many artists and designers showcasing their talents.

Little Book of Wonders offers a selection of events and features from Barclays in partnership with a carefully selected group of luxury brands, on a fully complimentary basis.

Whether you want to travel to remarkable places or invest in fine wines, collect contemporary art or meet some of the world’s best writers,  there are events here for Barclays Wealth clients with assets over certain levels.  If you are a Barclays client then please speak to your private banker about eligibility.

We shall of course be keeping you up to date with all things Chelsea, and hope to see you there!

Yours,

Oliver - Director