• Chelsea Flower Show Smoke Hood

Contour Architectural at Chelsea

copper smoke hood


World-leading double-curvature metalwork experts, Contour Architectural, have formed a dramatic copper centrepiece for a show garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

The copper smoke hood was made for Time to Reflect, the Homebase-sponsored entry by award-winning designer, Adam Frost. The hood sits inside a stone and wood shelter that acts as both a focal point, and a place to admire the layers and textures of the garden from.

Made from seven sections of 1.5mm copper, the smoke hood was shaped using a mix of traditional techniques and tools including Contour’s unique power hammer. It was TIG welded together without filler rod enabling the welds to be rendered invisible by running the joints through a wheeling machine.

Built by The Garden Room, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, Time to Reflect has been designed for different generations to enjoy together, a place where memories are both created and cherished.

Contour Architectural’s Bruce Macleod said ‘This was a challenging, yet enjoyable project and I am delighted that our efforts have been rewarded with such a prominent position in this beautiful show garden.’

For more information on the work done by Bruce and the team at Contour Architectural please take a look at the Projects Gallery.

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