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Design Studio Shares Their Mutual Love Of Artisan Craftwork With Stunning Plywood Pavilion

Giles Miller, Shinola, the Bolt, Clerkenwell Design Week, Dezeen, Richard Chivers
Giles Miller is a British designer renowned for his intricate geometric works. Utilizing an impressive material palette, Miller has public artworks scattered throughout the UK that showcase the diversity of architectural style. Creating a playhouse utilizing hexagonal wooden tiles, an inscribed shingle covered hilltop pavilion, and even a spherical sculpture of reflective pennies, the depth of his artistry is endless.

In a recent project for Clerkenwell Design Week, in May of 2017, the designer collaborated with Shinola to create “The Bolt.” Shinola is a Detroit-based company that specializes in hand assembled luxury watches. Their pavilion at the Clerkenwell, the Bolt, acquired its name from the 8,000 lightning-bolt-shaped plywood pieces used in its construction.

Giles Miller, Shinola, the Bolt, Clerkenwell Design Week, Dezeen, Richard Chivers

It is fitting that a company, whose brand was forged on artisan crafting would approach a design firm such as Giles Miller Studio. In an interview with Dezeen, Miller explained, “Shinola approached us as a studio looking to collaborate with the London design and creative community, and the collaboration was forged on our mutual belief in the preservation of craft.”

The black form that the pavilion takes has direct symbolism to Shinola. Miller utilized their Detroit workshop as inspiration, mimicking piles of leather in their shop with the painted plywood louvers. The wood was painted black and CNC-cut to form. Each louver placed by hand, further showcases their shared commitment to the art of handcrafted design.

Giles Miller, Shinola, the Bolt, Clerkenwell Design Week, Dezeen, Richard Chivers

The angles at which the louvers are placed has a direct correlation to the solar intake of the pavilion. With the manipulation of their placement, the designers were able to control the amount of sunlight able to penetrate the interior.

Miller further described to Dezeen, “We controlled the surface composition over the building to create a louvered facade, which controls light and vision through the surface by way of the varying angles on the 8,000 components that adorn the building.”

Giles Miller, Shinola, the Bolt, Clerkenwell Design Week, Dezeen, Richard Chivers

The pavilion has a modular functionality with the ability to be disassembled and reassembled at various locations. With the additional mobility of the louvers, its potential impression in each destination is sure to be unique.

Photography © Richard Chivers
information courtesy of Dezeen + Giles Miller

DISCLAIMER: The following project does not feature Alucobond® aluminum composite material (ACM). The “Industry (Architecture)” section of our blog focuses on extraordinary architectural works from around the world. While this project does not feature our ACM, we have included comparable samples to what was used in the project above.

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