American-born Julia Vogl created her work ‘Singing on Paddington Street’ for display on the outside wall of new apartments built by O’Shea Ltd and Galliard Homes in Paddington Street in Marylebone, which was a popular haunt for recording artists and aspiring musicians in the 1960s and 70s.Her contemporary design incorporates structurally designed glass, steel and natural sunlight, and has been created to inspire people to imagine the past in musical terms and guess the famous song depicted by the design.
The 102 sq. m sculpture features 42 individual sections of subtle coloured Vanceva architectural glass measuring 1500mm x 300mm x 21.5mm - each piece of coloured glass represents a different musical note.The southern facing wall will also allow the sun to cast moving shadows of the coloured glass on the wall as it traverses across the sky.
Each section of glass has been laminated, drilled and precision cut by Romag using its state-of-the-art computer-controlled waterjet cutting tables, drills, grinders and polishers at its HQ in Consett, County Durham.
The North East-based firm also provided additional technical and specification expertise to specialist bespoke fabricators Weber Industries who project managed, fabricated and installed the work.
Paul Cruddace, Romag’s sales and marketing director, said: “This is another prestigious project that reflects our technical expertise and skills in laminating structural, architectural glass to the highest quality and tolerance levels.”
Gavin Weber, owner of Weber Industries, added: “We needed a supplier who would also be able to provide specification advice. Romag impressed with their expertise and ability to help with an eye-catching piece of art that will be a great addition to this busy area of the city.”
Romag safety glass is stringently tested to ensure manufacturing processes meet and exceeds industry regulations and expectations.