Drift, Kempinski Hotel Lobby

Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Giles Miller Studio is delighted to present ‘Drift’ – a 9m high sculptural installation consisting of thousands of bronze-finish boxes suspended in the atrium of the world famous Kempinski Hotel in Dubai.

Both snow drifts and sand dunes are created when the wind leaves natural contouring patterns in the texture of the earth.  In homage to the artistic hand of nature, ‘Drift’ explores the use of other elements in creating beautiful visual effect by way of texture, light and shadow.

Thousands of bronze boxes of varying depths are suspended from the ceiling in a programmed composition which uses the depth of the boxes and the consequential light and shadow surrounding each one to vary in tone and generate the pattern within this intriguing 3-dimensional mural.