Ralph Lauren Bronze Horses

As regular clients of ours, Ralph Lauren come to us for high quality props for their seasonal retail displays and window schemes.

What we had to do

This time, we were asked by Ralph Lauren to replicate two of their heavy bronze horse sculptures in a lighter material for all their new store openings, meaning that they would be less expensive in both a manufacturing and shipping aspect. Yet, like any props for retails displays, the sculptures still needed to be high quality and robust.

For this we needed to think about design, material and of course, time. We were also dealing with making up to forty versions of the same prop and we had to make the mould around the existing bronze sculpture which we weren’t allowed to break down in to smaller, more manageable parts

How we did it

We opted for a silicone mould and cast job so that each bare product would look exactly the same. Each mould was incredibly intricate as they had to be made in several pieces. The finished casts were then painted with primer ready for the bronze paint effect.

However, it’s in the painting where the differences can occur between the products. But thanks to our experience and expertise as scenic artists, we knew just how to make sure that every single paint job was replicated perfectly.

The result

As always, it was a privilege to work for such a renowned company and creating their widely-recognised logo in a 3D model form was a fantastic project.

We managed to keep to the client’s tight design brief, the budget and their exact specifications which all came down to quality project management and a dedicated, motivated team – just a few things that we pride ourselves on here at Spur Creative.