Name: The BeeHolder
Location: James Grigor Square, First Street
Designed and decorated by: Cundall Light4.
Sponsor: Whitecroft Lighting
This design explores the symbolism of Manchester’s bees; the spirit of productivity and ambition. Within the eyes of this Bee you see a reflection of yourself because… you are Manchester. The deep black body evokes a sense of the decline of the bee population; an absence; a void. The lighting and purple hues inform us of how the bee’s vision is different to our own; shifted towards the UV spectrum.
Whitecroft Lighting, a Manchester based business, is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of commercial lighting solutions. A market leader with over 75 years of experience, it continues to innovate and drive the development of energy efficient lighting and control systems for some of the UK’s largest public and private sector construction projects.
Cundall Light4 is a lighting design group, delivering light art, luminaire designs and lighting installations across many sectors; including galleries, museums, hotels, retail, workplaces and landscape. They are located at the heart of Manchester city centre and have recently re-furbished their office to reflect the notion of the Manchester Bee. light4.cundall.com @Cundall_global