“Some people spend a fortune making their home beautiful but then stick an ugly barrier across the front.” From bespoke metal gates to entire railings, Bex Simon can create something to compliment and enhance any property.
Cascading Gate – An uninspiring 5-bar gate was upcycled to create this wonderful piece of art, which offers privacy without appearing as a solid barrier. Inspired by MacIntosh, Klimt and Beadsley, this Art Nouveau piece contrasts the fine textures of leaves against the plate of metal.
Country Life Gate – The clients wanted this gate to be fun, and to reflect the countryside around their Hertfordshire home, and so using familiar images of the English countryside – poppies, dragonflies, caterpillars – Bex has created a vibrant, eye-catching piece.
Fossil Gate – This was designed and created purely for display at the Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Shows. The gate combines modern style with prehistoric motifs, and works on a pivot, rather than a rigid square frame, giving the appearance of floating.
Honeysuckle Gate – This is quite a simple design, but worked really nicely in context. The client wanted a very traditional style, but with an organic detail. Taking the prominent honeysuckle bush in their front garden, Bex incorporated that into the artwork, creating a unique and complimentary feature for their home.
Richmond Grasses Railing – The client’s home backed on to Richmond Park and they wanted something that fitted in with that when viewed from inside and outside. The swirling contour lines are representative of trees, and the discs, when viewed from beneath, becomes circles, like lily-pads.
Japanese Railings and Gate – Art Nouveau and organic imagery are becoming common themes in contemporary blacksmithing, so here Bex decided to take that idea back to its roots. Looking to the Japanese block prints which inspired the Art Nouveau movement, Bex has created a piece full of fluid, organic curves.