International business law firm Addleshaw Goddard has recently moved into Manchester’s prestigious One St Peter’s Square and chose ARTZU as their art consultants to bring the wow factor to their impressive new office.
Located in Manchester’s historic new business district, this landmark building has instantly become an icon on the skyline. When Addleshaw decided to relocate over 400 staff they were sure that such an statement building deserved equally impressive contemporary art and sculpture.
An already elegant working environment has been complemented with fantastic pieces by Matt Wilde, capturing the energy and vibrancy down at street level. From further afield, Dutch artist Alisa Lim A Po brings a sensational figurative element into the reception area and Hungarian sculptor Judit Rabozcky adds a dynamic, acrobatic flourish .
Download: The Art Portfolio (EMAAR, Downtown Dubai)
Commissioned in 2008, Berlino’s organic, flowing masterpiece was one of the first major contemporary sculptures to be commissioned in Dubai and establishes ARTZU Projects as the leading art consultancy in the Gulf region.
‘The Address’ is one of Emaar’s most iconic skyscrapers and they wanted a contemporary sculpture to reflect the prestigious nature of this development. Made of cast aluminium, some 5m tall, the sculpture reveals its highly textured, natural form by encouraging the viewer to make a circular journey.
Born in Manchester, UK, in 1967, Berlino’s growing reputation as a sculptor and painter continues to evolve into ever more spectacular forms. He has recently completed several commissions for Dubai International Airport and is collected worldwide.
Recently published in EMAAR’s ‘Art Portfolio’ for Downtown Dubai Berlino’s work stands as a modern icon alongside other world class artists such as Fernando Botero and Jaume Plensa.
EY (formerly Ernst & Young) has recently moved into Manchester’s prestigious Two St. Peter’s Square and chose ARTZU as their art consultants to bring the wow factor to their impressive, sleek new office space.
Located in Manchester’s historic new business district, this landmark building has instantly become an icon on the skyline. When EY decided to relocate over 600 staff they were sure that such an statement building deserved equally impressive contemporary art
” ‘The Address’ in downtown Bur Dubai is one of our clients most iconic skyscrapers.
We wanted a contemporary sculpture to reflect the prestigious nature of this development. We contacted art consultants worldwide who would be capable of taking on such a large specialised project.
Through this process we found that ARTZU Projects had the most comprehensive image library of different sculpture from artists all over the world. This helped us select a few images to convey our ideas of the type of sculpture that we anticipated for the forecourt for our 63 storey five star hotel.
We awarded the commission to ARTZU Projects as they had the clearest understanding of our brief and presented the most exciting ideas. ARTZU Projects expertly led us through the commissioning process from their initial presentation to the final installation.
The work was created by the British artist Berlino and ARTZU was involved in all aspects of the project in both the UK and Dubai. The Concha sculpture is a very successful interpretation of our requirements and has made a significant contribution to the imposing nature of the building.”
Shaun Killa, Director, Atkins, Head of Architecture
“Art sends a powerful visual message to your clients about an innovative brand and corporate ethos that distinguishes you from your competitors.”
Download: ARTZU, TLT Solicitors, Art Consultancy
TLT solicitors are an exciting example of how corporate art schemes can revitalize a conventional work space into something inspirational. ARTZU worked alongside key partners at TLT to transform their Manchester office into an extraordinary workplace through an exceptional collection of contemporary art.
This original and avant-garde approach requires careful consideration: the right collection of artwork can define your business and its brand ethos, creating a space which takes it to another level of sophistication. Key to the selection process is an understanding of the culture and values of your business; the artwork must reflect the ‘spirit’ of your company through a strong visual message. Only by working closely alongside you and your colleagues to define these fundamental ideals can they be extended into the design concept through artwork.
In the final stages of a project the most suitable artworks are presented to you through visual renderings of the interiors. This process allows you to fully understand the impact and placement of artworks before you make a final decision on suitable pieces to buy and commission. You can download the TLT Presentation below:
Download: ARTZU, TLT Solicitors, Art Consultancy
ARTZU Projects won the contract in June 2006 to develop and present an art strategy to the board members of the world renowned Christie’s Hospital which specialises in the treatment of cancer.
The purpose of the report was to set out a clear and achievable art strategy and to make recommendation for a comprehensive program for transforming the environment of the hospital.
Throughout the work program the project team actively engaged with staff members and others working externally in the healthcare environment.
The strategy concluded that the use of artwork would significantly enhance the hospital environment, reflecting its standing in the healthcare sector and local community.
The Chairman of Peel Holdings, John Whittaker, first commissioned four paintings to celebrate the opening of the Trafford Centre. These paintings now hang in the Chairman’s Suite at the Centre.
UK Artist Philip Horrocks was chosen for these prestigious commissions because of his technical virtuosity and his knowledge of the local area.
Mr Whittaker has continued to be a very good client of ARTZU and has commissioned other paintings including a special oil portrait of his mother and father and a commission in memory of his mother.
” I first met Nick Betney in 1998 shortly after he opened his first ARTZU Gallery. Since then ARTZU has grown to be one of the leading suppliers of contemporary art outside London.
Peel Holdings first commissioned four paintings of the then newly constructed Trafford Centre. These paintings now hang in the Chairman’s Suite at the Centre. I then decided to commission a special oil portrait of my mother and father followed by a further commision in memory of my mother. I have been very pleased with the work and level of service from ARTZU and wish them every success in the future. ”
John Whittaker, Chairman, The Peel Group
ARTZU Projects were awarded an art consultancy contract to supply public sculpture for a spectacular, luxury brand shopping mall in Almaty – former capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Central Asia.
The shopping mall is called “Dostyk Plaza”, where the word “Dostyk” has the meaning of friendship but can also be interpreted as a strong friendship or ‘love’.
To complement the theme of “Dostyk” we worked with our artists to develop the concept of two joined figures, one male, one female formed in leaves. This naturalistic sculpture, cast in bronze, was spectacular whilst also offering the elegant charm the brief required.
Etc Venues has a policy of introducing cutting edge art within their hire spaces.
ARTZU has acted as art consultants and developed their art collection over many years.
A popular artist we have used is Matt Wilde whose urban landscapes introduce a sense of energy and fun.