It took two 40 foot sea containers to ship The Chestnut Tower by Korean artist Lee Jaesho, from Seoul. Comprising of chestnut logs around a steel core, it weighs more than 12 tonnes and is an impressive 15m long. On its arrival in Dubai, Crown was invited to arrange for installation.
Such projects demand all our local experience and technical expertise to deal with the many challenges moving monumental works entail.
Crown was involved in the planning for the installation of this sculpture for over a year in advance. As this was to be a permanent sculpture in a public area, every eventuality needed to be considered.
Working in collaboration with Emaar Properties (who constructed the Burj Khalifa), Art Dubai, Aramex and Al Futtaim in the region, Crown planned the execution in minute detail, drafting method statements, traffic diversion plans, contracting cranes and lifting equipment.
When the day of the installation finally arrived, it was at the height of the desert summer. Although working at night, the temperatures still exceeded 42 degrees, but this did not discourage our team – they were determined to see the project completed on schedule.
Everyone who worked on the project commented how impressed they are with the competent Crown Fine Art’s team in Dubai. It’s a great reflection on our growing experience and expertise, and adds lustre to our reputation for providing a quality service in the region.