WHAT WE DO
LINKING OLD AND NEW
we bring together the best of the best
These sweeping new stairs are now the central focus of a Grade II-listed home in Marylebone, London.
This was a collaborative project between architects Waind Gohil + Potter, structural engineers Webb Yates, and Pipsqueak. To deliver this unique centrepiece, we commissioned experts in fields as diverse as welding, museum display lighting and leatherwork.
Pipsqueak are "inventive, resourceful, collaborative and highly competent." [James Potter, partner WG+P]
we make things to last
We've all seen them: memorials that have been scoured out by the years till no one can read their words any more.
This memorial plaque will endure long beyond all our lifetimes: it's made of marine-grade stainless steel.
We were asked to create a plaque to match one from 1912 which has survived in impressively good condition thanks to its fine workmanship. A typography expert helped us choose a font that would allow us to fit more text on, following our client's wishes, while keeping the look of the original 1912 lettering.
we make landmarks that tell stories
At its best, public art should be utterly rooted in its chosen site, telling a story that belongs to its people and place.
To bring sculptor Robert Erskine's work "Dead Blow" to life in Openshaw, Manchester, we teamed up with skilled local metalworkers. They were more used to making JCB parts than fine art but were excited to be part of a project paying homage to the Nasmyth steam hammer, which was created in Manchester and powered the Industrial Revolution.
One of our tasks was to design the sculpture in such a way that it could be entirely manufactured and assembled in a workshop just a few minutes' walk from where "Dead Blow" is now proudly on show.