Tipi wanted to reflect the blend of culture, social opportunities and the vibrancy that they say comes with “living in the heart of such a thriving new district”. So, when the time came to decorate some of the walls of its newest development – Ferrum – they wanted to do something special.
Jeremy Fletcher, COO, Tipi, said: “We consider every element of life at Tipi with residents firmly in mind, from building design to the range of shops and services in the local area. When it came to the walls within Ferrum, we saw an exciting opportunity to inspire and challenge through art, while also reflecting the urban industrial chic that has been such an influence over the design of these brand new apartments.”
Tipi say Ferrum is “perhaps the boldest statement building on the Wembley Park site to date”.
The individual tasked with delighting Tipi residents with his artwork is Japanese graffiti artist Suiko. One of Japan’s most celebrated graffiti writers, Suiko has a unique style that blends bubbling shapes with dynamic lines and vibrant colour schemes – precisely the vibe that Ferrum will encapsulate.
Of his first residential project, Suiko said: “It was really exciting to have the opportunity to reach over 1,000 Tipi residents with my art as part of their daily lives. My painting was dictated by the space and the background and how it felt to me. I don’t preach with my art – it’s there to make people think. It’s natural for people to respond to it in different ways and I like that freedom of perception. I think it fits well with the Ferrum vibe.”