Royal Sun Alliance (now Vero) Building
The Royal Sun Alliance Building is a large-scale urban development with an office tower, services and retail spaces. Noel Lane Architects was comissioned to fit out the interior of the public spaces. DV8 Creative was commissioned in turn to design and produce decorative glass features.
The design objective was to re-introduce natural themes into the environment, referencing what is unique to New Zealand, and to feature works of leading New Zealand artists.
The glass work uses the Silver Fern motif to interact with light to create an interplay recalling a dappled forest floor. DV8 Creative designed and managed production of over 300 square metres of glass canopies, glass-encased lift interiors for eight lifts, sculptural steel/glass lighting columns and tabletops.

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Glass design and production: Stephen Canning
Architects: Noel Lane Architects
Ceramic glass treatments: DMS Glass, Melbourne
Sandblasted glass treatments: Sandblasting Artists
Project architects : Peddle Thorpe Architects
Project management: Fletcher Construction

From the archive

This set includes a small edited archive of some of the more interesting graphics and design projects of the last couple of decades.

These have included identity graphics, branding, promotional graphic design, web and interactive design, packaging, book design, catalogues, brochures, and some architectural glass projects.

Prior to founding DV8 Creative, Stephen worked as a glass artist specialising in architectural graphics and sandblasted glass, exhibiting in NYC in 1992, and with much work still in place around NZ.

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