Consulting with architects, developers and interior designers, Raynes Art+Design Ltd creates unique architectural-scale crystal art sculpture for corporate office environments, condominium projects, luxury hotels and the custom-build residential marketplace. Whether for a corporate lobby space or an exclusive private residence, a custom-made, large scale crystal art sculpture provides the refractive brilliance and originality to set your project apart.
In 1998, Manfred Gingl, former Vice Chairman, Magna International Inc, commissioned Raynes Art + Design Ltd to create a contemporary cross for the inauguration of the “Emanuelkapelle” (Emanuel Chapel) in his hometown of Weiz, Styria, Austria. The 1.5m tall faceted optical crystal cross entitled the “CROSS OF ENLIGHTENMENT”, is hand engraved by Mark Raynes Roberts, and set within a custom-made oxidized steel panel with the engraved dedication viewable form the exterior of the chapel.
The image shown depicts “SPIRITUAL JOURNEY” which stands 1.2m in height x 66cm in diameter and weighs 440lb. The optical crystal sculpture combines 11 hand engraved towers depicting images of the Nepal, Katmandu and Everest and rotates 360 degrees upon a custom-made illuminated cherry wood pedestal base.