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Double screen - EH9681

EH9681

  • Object:

    Double screen

  • Place of origin:

    Sheffield, England (made)

  • Date:

    1995 (designed)
    1996 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ramshaw, Wendy, born 1939 (designer)
    Qualart (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel, cut by water jet, set with optical glass lenses, spray painted

  • Museum number:

    M.83:1-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Image in copyright

Place of Origin

Sheffield, England (made)

Date

1995 (designed)
1996 (made)

Artist/maker

Ramshaw, Wendy, born 1939 (designer)
Qualart (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Steel, cut by water jet, set with optical glass lenses, spray painted

Object history note

The double screen, named EH 9681 and designed by Wendy Ramshaw was commissioned by the V&A for the new Staff Restaurant. It was installed in 1997. The letters and number EH 9681 refer to the code given by the Sheffield steel mill at the point of manufacture. These screens were made from a three by six metre steel plate, cut in half and then the pattern subsequently cut into each plate. The cutting of the steel was controlled by computer controlled water jet which enabled the design to be executed without the slightest deviation from Ramshaw???s original drawing. A comprehensive account of this commission is available in the following publication: Wendy Ramshaw ??? The Big Works, Hipotesi, Barcelona, 2004 ISBN 84-607-994-1. A copy of this publication is available in the National Art Library of the V&A. There was no specific publicity given to this commission on completion as it was a part of a larger project; the conversion of the former Royal College of Art Studios into new conservation studios, Museum offices and staff restaurant.

Descriptive line

Steel, set with optical glass lenses, Sheffield, 1996, designed by Wendy Ramshaw, RDI, CBE, 1995, commissioned by the V&A for the staff restaurant.

Labels and date

DOUBLE SCREEN
Steel, set with optical glass lenses, spray painted
England, 1996
Designed by Wendy Ramshaw, OBE, in 1995
Made by Qualart Ltd.
This double screen, cut by high pressure water jet, was commissioned by the V&A for the staff restaurant, then located in a new Centre for Research and Conservation.
On a small and large scale, Wendy Ramshaw???s work in metal is distinctive for its minimalist, linear style. Museum number M.83:1&2-1997 [September 2014]

Materials

Steel; Optical glass,

Techniques

Painting (coating); Metal-cutting; Laser beam cutting

Categories

Metalwork; Sculpture; Architectural fittings; Ironwork

Collection code

MET

Qr_O301546
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