Materials Fine Bone China
Dimensions 120cm (47") x 50cm (20") x 50cm (20") deep
Photographer Heather Culp
Materials Screen printed, Polypropylene
Dimensions 17cm diameter, 32.5cm high
Photographer F. Bromley
Steel Shoal on board the Saga Sapphire
Materials Stainless Steel
Dimensions 7m (29') tall
Drawn to the Light
Materials Fine bone china
Dimensions 70cm diameter, 42cm deep
Photographer Fisher Hart
Materials English fine bone china with 24ct gold.
Dimensions 1.2m diameter, 1m deep.
Photographer Johnny Fenn
Body of Knowledge
Materials English fine bone china
Dimensions 1m diameter, 6m deep.
Photographer Johnny Fenn
Acclaimed for their most recent marine inspired installations, the creative force behind Scabetti is the English design duo Dominic and Frances Bromley. Since Dominic’s launch of his first sculptural work shown at 100%Design London in the year 2000, followers of the collection have seen a natural eye for detail and form married with high quality English made materials. Scabetti are known for their work with fine bone china, making a feature of its white translucent body. A motif of Scabetti's work is multiples; much of their work relies on the strong visual power of repeated multiple forms and the magical effect of suspended objects. They design, sculpt and then craft using traditional hand casting methods in local Stoke-on-Trent Potteries in the heart of England. Private, commercial and government commissions offer Dominic and Frances the opportunity to create unique statement pieces across the globe, with installations created using the language of architects and interior designers alike. Such work has seen Scabetti turn their hands to other materials including steel and glass in the realisation of some complex and innovative designs in an array of contexts..
Unique variations of Shoal and the adaptability of its design have seen custom commissions worldwide
including installations for Jill and Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant, Hilton, Starwoods and Club Med Hotel groups, Unibail Rodamco's Fisketorvet Mall in Copenhagen and Cruise Ships. In 2015 The Fishmongers' Company commissioned Shoal743 for permanent display at the entrance to Fishmongers' Hall on London Bridge. Other notable installations include 'Body of Knowledge' at Brighton College, 'Dropping Anchor' at the International Maritime Organisation's Headquarters and 'Pride of Soldiers' above the Boardroom table at the Ministry of Defence HQ in Utrecht. At a more domestic scale Shoal, Drawn to the Light and their smaller homewares range are bought by both national and international commercial and private clients, designers and collectors.
Leek Open Studios
St George's Works, 44 Britannia Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 5EL
+44 (0)1538 371471