RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The ‘Day-Day 75 Garden’ is a part of our third collaboration with designer John Everiss and our fourth year contributing to projects at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We manufactured the master figures for five life-size sculptures, as well as four steel wave structures.
Commissioned by the D-Day Revisited charity as part of their 75th anniversary, the garden aimed to involve visitors in a reflection on the intense experiences endured by the veterans on D Day. Using 3D scans, we manufactured the master figures for each of the five different figures, machining them from polystyrene on our large volume 5 Axis CNC machine. They were then sprayed in a fire-proof hardcoat, providing John Everiss with a template around which to weld together thousands of individual metal washers. The effect was to create fluid, semi-transparent human forms that appear to emerge, struggling, through the slate-filled steel waves.
Both waves and figures were created with longevity in mind as the garden will permanently relocate to the British Normandy Memorial overlooking Gold Beach near Ver-Sur-Mer in France.