Ralph Lauren Bronze Horse Sculptures

Bronze Horse Sculptures

The brief

This time, we were asked by Ralph Lauren to replicate two of their heavy bronze horse sculptures in a lighter material for all their new store openings, meaning that they would be less expensive in both a manufacturing and shipping aspect. Yet, like any retail display props, the sculptures still needed to be high quality and robust.

I have worked with Spur Creative for nearly 7 years and without a doubt would recommend their services and will continue to work alongside them for years to come. 

Natasha Furness – Ralph Lauren – Creative Co-ordinator, Brand Presentation

Prop process images

  1. Cast fibreglass horse sculptures in brown colour.
  2. Ralph lauren horse sculptures primed in white.
  3. Ralph lauren sculptures with a light bronze colour.
  4. A row of bronze horse sculptures in workshop.

The Process

For this we needed to think about design, material and of course, time. We were also dealing with making up to forty versions of the same prop and we had to make the mould around the existing bronze sculpture which we weren’t allowed to break down in to smaller, more manageable parts.

The original bronzes that we took moulds from were very expensive and we weren't able to cut them down in to smaller manageable sections to mould from, so a very intricate silicone mould was taken from them. There were many sections to the mould casing and some of the parts on the horses to be cast were very small so laying up the fibreglass in to the finished moulds had to be done with great care. We opted for a silicone mould and cast job so that each bare product would look exactly the same. Each mould was incredibly intricate as they had to be made in several pieces.

The finished casts were then painted with primer ready for the bronze paint effect.

However, it’s in the painting where the differences can occur between the products. But thanks to our experience and expertise as scenic artists, we knew just how to make sure that every single paint job was replicated perfectly.

 

Project Image

Ralph lauren bronze horse sculptures in shop on shelf up high.

The Result

As always, it was a privilege to work for such a renowned company and creating their widely-recognised logo in a 3D model form was a fantastic project.

We managed to keep to the client’s tight design brief, the budget and their exact specifications which all came down to quality project management and a dedicated, motivated team – just a few things that we pride ourselves on here at Spur Creative.