Looking through the history of Craig Bragdy Design’s projects, the diversity of commissions is striking. Underpinning the production of every ceramic is the same ethos of quality and artistry. At the same time there is nothing generic about any of the designs. With every single swimming pool, individuality shines through. This can be traced back to the manner in which Craig Bragdy works with its clients.
The spark that brings a project to life is different every time, for the simple reason that each client is unique and, just as important, each location is new. During initial conversations with a client, it is important they understand that anything is possible: Craig Bragdy can realise any idea or artistic impulse, turning any concept into a stunning ceramic. Once this is established, inspiration can and does come from anywhere.
|Halley’s comet last appeared in 1986, which was the same year the daughter of one client was born. So, the swimming pool design in Hong Kong became a soaring, iridescent tribute to this cosmic coincidence.|
|Equally fitting has been design informed by an existing taste. The Chiffon and The Shell were both based on cherished objects – a scarf and an ornamental platter – suggested as inspiration by the clients themselves.|
There have been many other sources of stimulation for Craig Bragdy swimming pool ceramics and there will be many more. Where the idea for a design originates is not shaped by any constraints at all. It is part of the excitement and joy of Craig Bragdy’s work that any vision can be turned into a spectacular swimming pool design.