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Hawley Mews, Camden Town London


Our piece ‘Hawley Mews’ is located in Camden Town London. Camden Town is graffiti central and one of London’s most popular areas. It is definitely a must see for tourists and is very well known for its markets. It is estimated that there are over 10 million visitors to the market alone every year. There is a maze of extravagant market stalls ranging from vintage clothing to stalls with the most exquisite food.

Hawley Mews

Hawley: Possibly ‘woodland clearing near a hall or large house’. Mews: A row of houses converted from stables. Originally building to house the kings falcons, the place where falcons moult or mew.

Corten Piece

The Hawley Mews piece is located only 100 yards from Camden Lock Market. The graffiti effect was to be incorporated into the panels to tie in with the unique artwork of the area. The idea of having trees on the Corten piece was a huge development. The way the light catches the piece at night really makes it stand out. The construction of this piece was completed in 2018 and a short video clip can be watched here:


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Behind the scenes

The Corten piece was folded as the folds add a rigidity to the 2mm Corten. There were three variants for the grove/clearing theme use a repeat pattern of trapezoid rectangles, scaled up and flipped to add a variation suggesting both trees and the structural geometry of shipping containers. The graphic’s are limited to three layers and three hole sizes to emphasize the graphic and abstract character of the design. The piece was then perforated with hex-holes to mimic a trees abstract corpse. The lettering was then perforated by Graepels through the method of punching.


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Planning permission obtained by Goldcrest Architects with Micheal O’Keeffe MCIAT and Niall Healy MCIAT of healycornelius design ltd, chartered architectural technologists responsible for detail design and delivery to completion.

Talk to the Graepels team today to discuss your project requirements on +353 (0) 21 4772105 [Ireland] or +44 (0) 1925 229809 [UK].

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