Hepworth Gallery Wakefield was designed by architect David Chipperfield primarily to house the Hepworth collection, it opened in 2011. Chipperfield won an architectural design competition organised by RIBA. His design is outstanding and was shortlisted for the Stirling prize in 2012.
Chipperfield has produced a stunning new build, using local materials, modern - yet reflective of and in keeping with its environment.
The building lures you in across an elegant bridge. Then you are presented with ten trapezoidal blocks, each housing galleries, auditoriums, cafe's and other visitor facilities. The brutalist design may not be universally popular but for Chisel & Mouse this building is one of the highlights of British architecture in last decade.
We were delighted to be approached by the gallery to produce this sculpture, it is smaller than the majority of our collection but its distinctive style means that it remains imposing.
Each of our architectural sculptures is handmade in our studio in Sussex, England. They are made of strong plaster that has a reassuring weight and smooth, cool feel. The window frames and door are made of etched brass. Stylish ornaments, gifts or presents that are handmade in Britain and look fabulous on a desk, shelf or wall.
Address Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 5AW, England.
|MATERIAL||Plaster, metal etching|
|LOCATION||Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England|
|DIMENSIONS||3in high, 6.5in wide, 1.5in deep & 1lb approximately.|
|REINHARD from GERMANY||January 13 2019|
|The pictures arrived today with me. I am very excited! The pictures are really fantastic! Thank you very much.|
|NICK ARMATA from BOSTON, MA USA||January 10 2019|
|Just got my model in the mail, such a great addition to me shelf! Not to mention the shipping was ridiculously fast for shipping halfway around the world! Thanks for providing such a great product, the only issue is which model to get next!. You guys are great; keep up the great work!|
|TRACEY NEWLOVE from SOUTH WALES||January 04 2019|
|The cityscape I order from you arrived safely and on time in Atlanta and son and daughter-in-law were delighted with their Christmas present. Our daughter-in-law is an illustrator and graphic designer and she loved the craftsmanship. You were a delight to do business with. Thank you.|
|STEPHEN WALKER from ILKLEY, YORKSHIRE||December 27 2018|
|We are delighted with the model of Venice. I was impressed by the model itself but you did a good job with the packaging too, the very fragile plasterwork arrived in good shape. I opted the unpainted option as the bright blue of the grand canal looked a bit garish. Presentation is good with the perspex cover. Just mulling over weather to leave it as is or figure out how to hang it on the wall. Thanks again, regards Steve Walker|
|MARCO from CANADA||December 27 2018|
|Happy Christmas guys, fantastic as always, pride of place on the fir place.|
|Eric Doctorow from Palm Springs||December 20 2018|
|Will you be making more Flatiron Building models?|
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