“Be drawn into the Burlington Arcade and be mesmerised by the magical paper art installation, celebrating 200 years of Burlington Arcade moments! Witness a beautifully hand-crafted winter sky above the canopy and journey beneath the cascading snow, entwined with gold ribbon and trickling lights “
The story behind the L’Atelier Five design for Burlington Arcade was to create a beautiful snowy blizzard beneath the arches and skylights of the iconic Arcade. Creating a soft and moving Art Installation that captures the spirit of the festive season and the wonderful celebration of Burlington Arcades 200th Anniversary. To ensure celebration is in the air we designed a hand-crafted gold ribbon which runs the entire length of the Burlington Arcade to commemorate 200 years of Burlington Moments. It was very important to us to ensure the design elevated the buildings beautiful architecture, creating an immersive art installation cascading from the high ceilings encasing visitors into a winter wonderland.
L’Atelier five have partnered with a specialist paper artist based in Wakefield, Andy Singleton. Andy’s work is an exploration of the natural and manmade world through intricate paper cuttings, paper sculpture and large-scale installations. To create the Burlington Arcade installation, we have hand-crafted over 14,000 abstract paper snowflakes and hand formed 350 metres of gold paper to replicate a celebration ribbon, all will be hung inside the 179 metres of iconic architecture within Burlington Arcade. The snowflakes are entwined with 240 trickling fairy lights to create that extra bit of Christmas Magic. The Art installation has been collectively worked on by over 80 dedicated team members over 3 months and will be installed over 3 nights.