Ever since we started doing business, in 2013, the majority of our most important clients have been artists.
The work we have done for them fills the whole spectrum from jewelry, cut from corian, to a 150 square meter image covering the floor of a room in the Hamburger Bahnhof (more about that job here).
Art Production in Berlin is big business, which should come as no surprise given the high concentration of artists that live in this city. Artists come to us with their projects when certain aspects of art production are too complex for them or their studio to solve. Take, for example, the 150 square meter project: we engraved an ancient map of mexico city and the gulf of mexico on 96 individual tiles which were then laid out seamlessly on the floor of the museum. Our machine needed 3 weeks for the job, and it turned out great -coincidentally, Mariana Castillo Deball, won the competition.
Another artist whose work explores all kinds of mediums is Victor Alaluf. One of the most interesting art production jobs we did for him was the deconstruction/alteration of a round antique table. Victor wanted us to router an ornate rosette into the surface, transforming the table top into something more akin to a piece of lace. Victor then hung a chandelier above the table, and connected the wires powering the chandelier to a pulse sensor hidden in the handle of a walking stick that was standing in front of the table. If a visitor placed her hand on the stick, the chandelier’s lights would pulsate in sync with the visitors heartbeat.
The art production project we are currently working on is an enormous chess board that is to be displayed in a Castle on the outskirts of Paris. More about that project at the end of summer.