BAL have teamed up with mosaic artist Natalie Guy for art and design charity fundraising project BowWow Haus London 2018.
BowWow Haus London is a fundraising and creative collaboration between pet charity Blue Cross, American not-for-profit organisation Outdoor Arts Foundation, and photographer Drew Gardener.
A network of architects, designers and artists, including Guy, are creating bespoke dog kennels to be displayed throughout London for the first ever auction of artistic dog kennels in Britain. More than 75 kennels will go on show at several London venues, including St Pancras International, and will be available to buy at a charity gala auction on 26th April or via online bids.
Inspirational names already on board include Zaha Hadid Architects, and Denizen Works.
Natalie has designed a tepee-shaped dog kennel featuring over 540 mosaic white flowers and buds, inspired by spring. The kennel has been grouted in BAL Micromax2 Gunmetal, donated by the Stoke-on-Trent-based adhesive manufacturer.
Rapid-setting and highly flexible, BAL Micromax2 is formulated with built-in Microban antimicrobial protection. Suitable for walls and floors, for joint widths from 1mm to 20mm, BAL Micromax2 sets in two to three hours, enabling faster completion. An efflorescence-free formulation also minimises any risk of patchy discolouration.
“I have mosaic-covered this uniquely designed dog kennel with over 2,500 hand cut petals to form this delicate design,” explains Guy. “I used BAL Micromax2 grout as it offers the perfect solution for grouting the 1mm spacing at the centre of the flower, but also allows me to grout the bigger spaces between the flowers. I have used this grout for all mosaic projects including much bigger commercial mosaics and wouldn’t use anything else now”
Alex Underwood, Head of Marketing at BAL, said: “Natalie’s dog kennel looks absolutely stunning, and with BAL Micromax2 Grout providing the perfect finish, we’re sure it will stand out from the crowd and pull in a big bid at the auction.”
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