Designs on paper are fascinating, but you really can’t beat seeing them made real, can you? Which is why we get so excited in Chelsea week. And this year, with seven gardens and stands to supply, we’ve had plenty to get excited about.
Designers Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson really put us through our paces for Breaking Ground, using 10mm Steel Dark DesignClad engraved with script for the backdrop to heathland inspired planting.
“It’s been a very interesting process,” says Gavin McWilliam. “We did extensive testing with Piotr [London Stone’s Design Project Manager], Craig [our Garden Design Director] and Gavin [Production Director], testing different routing bits for the engraving. We wanted 2mm bits, but they kept snapping; London Stone wanted 5mm and we settled at 4mm.” This, we discovered in collaboration with Gavin and Andrew, gave the handwriting enough character, while remaining a practical solution to the task.read more