Honouring the Fallen with Senses
December 3 2019
No symbol is more poignant than the poppy; a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by so many in order that others might live in freedom. Wigston was honoured to be involved in the recent creation of a very special London installation revealed on November 11 in tribute to the fallen – with paper taking centre stage.
The project came about as the result of an innovative collaboration between Landid, owners of the Charter Building in Uxbridge; paper artist and designer Samantha Quinn of S Quinn & Co; Siren Design; and print company TOD London, with Wigston supplying paper from our Senses range in Capiscum Red and Sable Black.
Central to the project was a workshop led by Samantha Quinn and attended by employees of tenants within the Charter Building. Participants created beautiful paper poppies by hand using paper laser cut by TOD, and these were then painstakingly wall mounted in the building’s atrium to create a beautiful, three-dimensional display. The installation was officially unveiled on Remembrance Day to an audience of social media fans and influencers, and coincided with the release of a video showing the making of the poppies and culminating in a call to action urging donations to the Poppy Appeal.
We were truly honoured to take part in this collaboration and very proud of the end result achieved as a fitting tribute to all those who have given their lives in conflict. Thanks go to all the other organisations who made it possible, and to Sammie for her boundless dedication and creativity!