Friday, 4 March 2016

Lump Screen Planters

That's right! Screen Planter. A Screen and a Planter combined.

At Lump Sculpture Studio our Screen Planter is really taking off. Designed in house and labelled "Screen Star" by Australian House and Garden, the Lump Screen Planter is made from your choice of Laser cut Corten steel or Aluminium with a powder coated finish and has been made specifically with small areas in mind.

Combine any of our Lump Screen designs with the large or small Planter or select to incorporate seating to maximise space in small areas or balconies. Prices start at $880 give us a call or visit the store in Johnston St, Abbotsford to select your design combo today.

Screen Planter

Laser Cut Screen Planter

Friday, 11 December 2015

Make your entrance BIG

At Lump we spend a lot of time in backyards. Much of our work tends to be sought after to adorn the private areas of a residential home. But more and more we are seeing the trend move toward the front.

Something I don’t normally bang on about much is the letterbox or the front door. But over the years at Lump we have gathered quite a collection of customised pieces that make a big entrance. Literally.

Many of our light feature panels and screens have been customized to incorporate functionality. The humble letterbox, front door, entrance gate or security fence is now, more than ever filled with design possibility.

It is easy to see why these residential projects are a couple of my favourite examples of how the final touches of a residential home can be moved to the front for all to see.

Corten Steel Letterbox
Little Red Photography

There is a strong sculptural element to this letterbox that compliments the size and shape of the seemingly interlocking wall that follows into the entrance garden. It sits high above the line of the fence with strong contrasting materials and colours and clearly advertises the address.

Complimenting the texture and appearance of the letterbox is a cluster of Lump Spheres, which effortlessly peek out from the upper levels of the residence.

Sculpture Steel
Little Red Photography

Inside the gate, visitors are greeted with a Lump Stainless steel ethanol fire bowl and the warm textural tones of the Lump Faux Rust Finish, which has been applied to the front door.

Faux Rust


Lump Sculpture
Little Red Photography

These residential homes are not only an incredible example of modern design and architecture. They are also an incredible example of how versatile our Lump finishes and textures, sculpture and functionality in design can be.

Lump Letterbox

Custom Letterbox
Images courtesy of C.O.S Design

This garden (above) designed by Steve Taylor from C.O.S Design and constructed by Hamilton Landscapes is set on a huge elevation and was basically built on a sand dune in the heart of the Beaumaris area.

A Lump Letterbox is featured in the street scape along with a series of retaining walls and a great mix of architectural plants. Huge floating steps make a pathway up to the pool and the entertaining space which is set in the front yard to take advantage of the view of the bay. And over the spa is a canter levered pergola that features a Lump Ink Blot screen as the canopy that casts decorative reflections into the water.

Canopy Screen
Image courtesy of C.O.S Design
                                                              
A custom designed Lump Light Feature Panel is also set among the retaining walls and is a great night time feature as well as part of the privacy plan and the design reflecting the local tea trees in the area is continued through the front gate.

Clearly not all residential projects are the same. But with a focus on moving sculptural design aspects to the front of your home, it is to say the least, an exciting starting point to draw inspiration from when planning how you can make yours a big entrance too.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Features in the Landscape

At Lump we are incredibly fortunate to have our work featured in many stunning and sometimes even inconceivable landscape designs. And with great credit to the clients, designers and the landscapers who continually trust that our work and original designs will compliment and be seamlessly incorporated into their spaces. We are honored each and every time you choose to work with us.

Light Feature Panel

At the recent Landscaping Victoria Industry Awards for 2015 one extraordinary Landscape took home 4 awards. Designed by Steve Taylor from C.O.S. Design and constructed by Hamilton Landscapes, The Beaumaris Project was awarded Landscape of the year (Hamilton Landscapes), Hard Structures in the Landscape (Hamilton Landscapes), Residential Landscape Construction over $300,000 (Hamilton Landscapes) and Landscape Design over 200 m2 (C.O.S. Design).

Privacy Screening

Part of the challenge of completing a landscape such as this one is the commitment of the client. Commitment to the journey and commitment ultimately to the end vision. This garden has exceeded the expectations of everyone involved, even its designer Steve Taylor. And on completion looking back, both Steve and Paul Hamilton of Hamilton Landscapes say it was one of the most challenging projects of their professional lives so far and a project that neither of them will ever forget.

Outdoor Decorative Features

The garden was an excellent technical challenge for all parties involved in the design, engineering and construction. The site is set on a huge elevation and was basically built on a sand dune in the heart of the Beaumaris area. A Lump Letterbox is featured in the streetscape along with a series of retaining walls and a great mix of architectural plants. Huge floating steps make a pathway up to the pool and the entertaining space which is set in the front yard to take advantage of the view of the bay. And over the spa is a canter levered pergola that features a Lump Ink Blot screen as the canopy that casts decorative reflections into the water. A custom designed Lump Light Feature Panel is also set among the retaining walls and is a great night time feature as well as part of the privacy plan and the design reflecting the local tea trees in the area is continued through the front gate.

Custom Letterboxes

With such an impressive landscape it is not difficult to see why it took home 4 awards and below you can read the comments from the judges.

Garden Accessories

Outdoor Screens and Light Boxes

Custom Screens and Light Features
Images supplied courtesy of C.O.S. Design

Landscape of the year
Hamilton Landscapes
Judges’ Comments "Once you move on from the initial stunning impact of this landscape and take a closer look at the detail, you cannot be anything other than totally impressed. The judging panel were amazed by the level of complexity in the design and the execution noting that they have not seen a job of this caliber for a long time. The project has been skilfully constructed using modern construction techniques and the latest materials. The structurally complex layout demanded minimal tolerances and extremely high levels of accuracy which have been delivered skilfully by Paul Hamilton and his team." 

Hard Structures in the landscape
Hamilton Landscapes
Judge’s Comments "This extraordinary residential project is a great example of a successful collaboration between designer and contractor. It exhibits innovative design principles particularly in regards to hard structures. The project has been skilfully constructed using modern construction techniques and the latest adhesives and bonding materials. The structurally complex layout demanded minimal tolerances and extremely high levels of accuracy. The project has been completed to an extremely high standard and the attention to detail has resulted in an exceptionally attractive, functional and safe outdoor space. Hamilton Landscapes are to be congratulated on a job very well done." 

Residential Landscape Design over $300,000
Hamilton Landscapes
Judge’s Comments "The construction detail of this job is first class considering the complexity of the design. Every element in the landscape has been executed with precision from the tiling, to the paving to the planting and lighting. The job was completed in a difficult timeline with the highest level of care and attention to detail. Every aspect of this job is almost faultless, making it a very worthy winner in this category." Landscape Design over 200 m2 C.O.S Design Judge’s Comments: "This design showcased a thoughtfully designed space, offering a well resolved solution to a difficult site which included a large level change and multiple outdoor living spaces. The design has made use of all the aspects of a functional landscape from connecting to the internal spaces, to the detail of the finished project and integrated lighting. The result is a harmonious design which works perfectly with the Architecture of the house creating a functional, usable and visually pleasing outcome."

Friday, 30 October 2015

Open Saturday in November

The Lump Sculpture Studio store in Johnston St Abbotsford has been officially open since April this year. But until now, we have only opened the door during the working week Tuesday to Friday.

It seems though, that not everyone is able to make it to the store during the week, so to satisfy the demand we will be opening the Lump store on Saturday the 7th and 14th of November between 10am – 1.30pm.

As usual we will have a small range of our sculptural and decorative items on display and our very handy Lump Designer, Rebecca will be available on the day to help out with any enquiries you might have about our work.  Feel free to bring along your plans and ideas for any exciting projects you have in the pipeline.

Lump Sculpture Studio Saturdays 10am – 1.30pm 7th and 14th of November only 
235 Johnston St Abbotsford 94894766



Friday, 2 October 2015

Push Pull Screens - Thinking outside the square.

At Lump we have a huge catalog of screens to choose from. But what we are really great at is thinking outside the square and using our creativity to customise and design our pieces so that they are perfectly tailored to your project.


This project for example features mini louvers or 3D elements that open forward facing, protecting the building from the harsh north sun and also the setting sun in the west providing both shelter and privacy.

Push Pull Screens

Due to the unusual sizing of the windows, every panel used in the façade is an individually designed pattern and size; this is not something that was simply replicated from a cookie cutter design. And this is what gives the finished façade its naturally random appearance.

Custom Laser Cut Screens

Aesthetically it is one thing to clad the exterior façade of a building, but the functionality of the project is absolutely key to its success.

Laser Cut Screens

Custom Metal Screens

Find out more about Lump Push Pull Panels and Screens here

Friday, 25 September 2015

Poolside with Lump

At lump we love nothing more than relaxing beside a beautiful tranquil pool, and funnily enough we have an overwhelming collection of work that is displayed poolside.


The poolside collection extends from decorative screens and canopies to water features, light features and free standing sculptures.


Over the years we have collaborated with many architects, designers and pool builders creating the perfect poolside feature. And we thrive on realising and constructing that perfect decorative element to compliment and reflect the natural appeal of a beautiful swimming pool.


Your very own pool is a quiet, private luxury and also the backdrop to the perfect entertaining space, our designers at Lump look forward to collaborating with you to create the perfect poolside features.

Light Feature Panels


Pool Water Features


Custom Pool Screens

Outdoor Pool Screens


Pool Water Features

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

New season at Lump

The winter fog is finally lifting and we are beginning to get a handle on our new routine at Lump Sculpture Studio.

All the way back in April this year we launched a new little Lump store, since then we have had our heads down and our tails up while we work hard at developing our business and developing new designs as well as relaxing into a new routine dividing our time between our manufacturing studio in Fairfield and our new store in Abbotsford.

One thing we have really come to realise over the last few months is that Lump as a beast on its own commands just as much if not more courage, creativity and devotion as does our art work, designer product range and ability to get our work to market.

With this in mind and with some very important lessons in business under our belts we have successfully managed to open our new Lump store and make the two Lump locations work together. We have also managed to develop some stunning new products like the Shard Planters all while maintaining our regular production and involvement in an array of exciting commercial and residential projects.

We are happy to see Spring kick in and we are officially giving winter the boot, visit us at Lump Abbotsford for a friendly chat about our new work, you can find us at 235 Johnston St Tuesday to Friday from 8am – 4.30pm other times by appointment only.
Shard Planters
Lump Mini Shard Planter in Duck Egg Blue suitable for indoors and out
Sculptural Planters
Lump Mini Shard Planter in Duck Egg Blue suitable for indoors and out
Steel Sculptural Planters
Lump Regular Shard Planter in Faux Rust suitable for indoors and out
Outdoor Geometric Planters

Lump Regular Shard Planter in Faux Rust suitable for indoors and out

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