As part of the installation for Entrepreneurial People in Lyon, France, we designed and hand made a number of tactile wall art objects to complement the theme of each room. Every room featured an entrepreneur and the medium of the objects reflected their backgrounds.
Muhammad Ali: The letters "ALI" were made to resemble boxing gloves. The structural material of the base was foam-covered and finished with stitched red leather, so that they not only look like gloves, they feel like them too. The wall was painted in a 3-colour theme that worked with the branding of the company. The quote itself was laser cut out of white acrylic and each letter glued onto the wall.
Oprah Winfrey: Based on her celebrity and TV background we decided that Light was a good medium to represent her visual. The quote is made from laser cut acrylic boxes and her name is made from 7 layers of laser cut acrylic. All the objects are internally lit up with LEDs and wired across so that it can be switched on during the evening.
Coco Chanel: The letters were hand made by creating a thick structure as a base and then stitching tweed fabric over the structure. This is to resemble the Chanel clothing style to honour her legacy in fashion. The quote was laser cut from white acrylic.