Coade Design undertakes both large and small-scale commissions. We are equally happy to follow a precise brief or let our creativity flow and produce designs for a garden or interior from a blank canvas. To date our commissions have ranged from a classically inspired sculpture of a much loved pet to recreating a series of birch trees to use as supporting columns for a school in Essex. In addition we have supplied figures, animals, relief panels and urns, a few of which are explained below:
Coade Design worked alongside garden designer Rupert Golby and Lady Rothermere to produce a sculpture for the fountain on the north terrace of Ferne Park, the Rothermere’s country home. The Fontana del Tritone by Bernini in the Piazza Barberini, Rome provided the initial inspiration for a 2140mm high figure of Triton placed on a stone island 900mm high. Coade Design’s Triton holds up a clam’s shell in a pose whose symmetry echoes that of the house and surrounding terrace. The fountain was made in coade stone to enable it to be in use all year and patinated to achieve an aged finish.
The owners of an important house in Derbyshire needed a series of urns to decorate flights of steps from the house through terraced lawns below. The steps had previously held a set of terracotta urns. Coade Design used the remaining originals as the inspiration for a set of coade stone Campana urns. Coade stone offered the attraction of greater durability and weather resistance. In total 20 new urns were created.