Hepworth Gallery Wakefield was designed by architect David Chipperfield primarily to house the Hepworth collection, it opened in 2011. Chipperfield won an architectural design competition organised by RIBA. His design is outstanding and was shortlisted for the Stirling prize in 2012.
Chipperfield has produced a stunning new build, using local materials, modern - yet reflective of and in keeping with its environment.
The building lures you in across an elegant bridge. Then you are presented with ten trapezoidal blocks, each housing galleries, auditoriums, cafe's and other visitor facilities. The brutalist design may not be universally popular but for Chisel & Mouse this building is one of the highlights of British architecture in last decade.
We were delighted to be approached by the gallery to produce this sculpture, it is smaller than the majority of our collection but its distinctive style means that it remains imposing.
Each of our architectural sculptures is handmade in our studio in Sussex, England. They are made of strong plaster that has a reassuring weight and smooth, cool feel. The window frames and door are made of etched brass. Stylish ornaments, gifts or presents that are handmade in Britain and look fabulous on a desk, shelf or wall.
Address Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 5AW, England.
We all want the world to be a better place. We are trying to do our bit. We reuse, recycle and use less where we can. We search out sustainable local suppliers. We sponsor grassroots sports for the local youth, donating both money and time. We sponsor local environmental projects. We know we can do more but we're making a start!
We hand make all of our models. Chisel & Mouse is the combination of an artisan’s approach (the chisel) with modern innovation and transformative technologies (the mouse).
By capturing life and its big ideas in miniature, the brand celebrates the beauty of our industrialised world.
I was in Florence one month ago !The model is absolutely amazing and reminds me of everything I saw in this incredible city
Model received safe and sound. Another superb one!
Chisel and Mouse are one of the most innovate and interesting companies to emerge in the last few years. The models are superb, intricately detailed, and a joy to have. I’m on my 7th, with an 8th on the way. For those with a love of architectural models, made with a real love of the craft, and delivered with a highly professional service, these pieces are second only having to the real thing.
I got the models and they are awesome!!!!. The product, wrapping and service delivery were excellent. Thank you so much.
Just opened my birthday present. A fantastic replica of Broadcasting House by G.Val Myer and I couldn't be more delighted. My partner tells me the company were super helpful. The sculpture is a perfect replica of substantial weight and quality build. It will be taking up residency in my Radio Museum in Watchet as the only 3 dimensional representation of this iconic building.Its just perfect! Thank you Chisel and Mouse.
The models are amazing. I am ordering another 4.
As always what a beautiful piece and speedy delivery.
Received our order and we are super happy with it, so much so we have just placed another order for two more cityscapes! Hoping to purchase another 3 for a total of 6 to make an impactful wall feature. Thank you all for an amazing piece of sculptural art.
Absolutely fantastic! Purchased two items, both beautifully packed. Stunning workmanship. Many many thanks. I will certainly be keeping an eye on future projects.
I have received my model safely.I have to say I am impressed with everything. The packing, the service,the comms, and especially the model which is exquisite and surpassesmy expectations. I'm glad I found you.Many thanks