With the design of two bespoke sculptures featured in Grand Designs Australia and the 2018 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, the team at Entanglements demonstrates why they are one of Australia’s leading metal design studios.
There is a growing demand for feature sculptures to stand front and centre in domestic and especially commercial landscaping, with freestanding metal sculptures making excellent statement pieces. Entanglements is a leading designed and supplier for bespoke metal art pieces.
Most recently, Entanglements' sculptures are to be featured on an upcoming episode of Grand Designs Australia and were showcased at the 2018 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS).
Entanglements displayed the unique and stylish bespoke sculpture piece, Wood Grain, at this year’s MIFGS. The cleverly composed 3D-layered tree seamlessly blends nature and metalwork into a unique piece of art that captures the eye from every angle.
Each layer was carefully designed and crafted by the team at Entanglements, metaphorically reflecting the hundreds of layers and intricacies that each tree develops throughout the many decades of its life.
Entanglements also exhibited two bespoke fire pits for the Sculpture Walk for Ben Hutchinson and Loco, two first-time contestants. The walk featured 115 sculptures by 65 different artists and showcased a wide range of incredible, imaginative designs.
THE MESH FOLDED PAPER PLANE
Entanglements was commissioned to craft a unique sculpture for a family home design by architects Maugan and Iori Bastone of Design Rouge. The homeowners wanted an art piece to represent the long journey they undertook to build their first home.
As they looked towards their new future, Helen Neyland – the driving force behind Entanglements – took inspiration from one of the simple joys of childhood – paper planes. The act child-like determination, of folding and flying a creation made by your own hands and trying again and again with crumple-nosed planes until they soar through the air, was used as the foundation for the Mesh Folded Paper Plane.
The initial design drawings of the sculpture, the various prototypes, the complexities of engineering the piece, the challenges presented in folding the smouldering material, the intricacies in the design, and an evolving client brief, reflects the continual effort and determination of trying over and over again to fly a paper plane.
The Mesh Folded Paper Plane was designed to be the centrepiece of the front garden, which was landscaped by Gardens of the Sun. The sculpture’s angles playfully picks up on the Edwardian-inspired double-storey house designed by Austin Maynard. Neyland chose the colour Monument to complement the house’s exterior of exposed recycled bricks, spotted gum timber and wall cladding. The mesh material softens the piece, preventing it from feeling harsh and industrial, while still drawing curious eyes from the street.
As a final twist, the clients have decided to ground the sculpture nose first, representative of the young family finding its home.
The internationally renowned lifestyle program, Grand Designs, recently completed filming the project, with the Mesh Folded Paper Plane taking centre stage.