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A highly labour intensive and meticulous discipline, whereby paper thin veneers are cut to a design and pieced together before being applied to a solid base. These can be cut by hand for a cruder effect, or laser cut to achieve minute detail.
Over the past 28 years, LINLEY has gained a reputation as the leader of modern marquetry, creating beautifully made unique products using woods and inlay in an imaginative, distinctive way. By taking the technique to the next level, the Skyline panel portrays London using an innovative technique which has never been seen before on this scale.
30,000 individual pieces
The London Skyline Screen is an exquisite portrayal of LINLEY’s appreciation for fine British craftsmanship.
LINLEY is drawing on its London roots to create a showpiece of exquisite marquetry. The London Skyline Screen depicts a carefully composited view of the impressive British capital’s skyline as if seen from the top of the Tate Modern, amongst the rooftops of the world famous city.
In an almost photo-realistic portrayal of London, the detail of the screen is awe-inspiring. Every single detail was drawn with great accuracy, the design itself took over 750 hours and two craftsmen spent a further 1200 hours putting the 30,000 individual pieces together to create a vision of London at dusk; atmospheric and enthralling.
Inspired by large scale contemporary installations and video projections, the screen captures the vibrancy, dynamism and excitement of London today.
Depicting a real view of London, overlooking the city of London, the Thames, Tower Bridge and the creative East end, the screen was constructed using numerous photographs, sketches and 3D models using the ingenious technology of Google Earth. The viewer will be drawn to the panel by its sheer scale and magnificent presence, whilst the photographic feel using a monochrome palette, encourages one to look closer to inspect the level of detail created by the natural warmth and unique character of the wood grain patterns.
Four hundred man hours went into creating this masterpiece of marquetry. Constructed in Macassar ebony and walnut, the veneers have been arranged to provide contrast and to represent the different time zones across the world, alluding to the idea of travel and exploration
Home to London’s oldest public park,
known as ‘Moorfields’, Finsbury Circus
is steeped in layers of history. Marquetry
inlay depicts a Hot Air Balloon to
commemorate the first hot air balloon
flight in England which started from
Moorfields in 1784
Ballet Russe Jewellery Box
Over the past 28 years, LINLEY has
gained a reputation as the leader of
modern marquetry, creating beautifully
made unique products using woods and
inlay in an imaginative, distinctive way. By
taking the technique to the next level, the
Skyline panel portrays London using an
innovative technique which has never
been seen before on this scale
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