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Glartique was founded by designer and artist, Ashley Phillips who has an eclectic array of creative skills and experiences. He spent the first ten years of his creative career as a mural artist. In 2010, Ashley began experimenting with new surfaces, digital printing and laser cutting techniques and Glartique was born.
Glartique, based in North London, uses cutting edge design and manufacturing techniques to create beautiful designs and prints them onto toughened glass, Corian, mirror and other surfaces for kitchen splashbacks, bath panels, wall cladding or as beautiful artworks for the home, office, hotels and restaurants. You choose the design, the surface and the background colour and we'll template, print and install it for you. We offer a range of design options, from ready-made through to a totally bespoke service.
Glartique has 3 large splashbacks in the ALNO store on Wigmore Street in Central London behind Selfridges to see our work in situ.
We were commissioned to create the splashback for Grand Design Live 2012 Live kitchen experience, ‘London with a twist’, which has lots of hidden food humour in it, like replacing the Gherkin building with a giant pickled cucumber. All the Michelin star chefs cooked in front of our artwork which is now part of our ready made range.
We were commissioned by LIGHT IQ (award winning lighting designers) to create a feature wall at Decorex 2013. We used ‘Phi 1’ from our new geometric range and laser engraved it onto the back of antique mirror and back lit it with a super flat LED panel.
Ashley did his first degree as a mature student at 28 and has a 1st BA (Hons) from Chelsea College of Art in Design & Public Art. He started an MA in Sustainable Design and went on to be the sustainability officer for Southampton for two and a half years. Re trained as a 3D computer animator, and worked on some published computer games and then was persuaded to take all his skills and inspire the next generation of artist and designers and became a qualified teacher, while always continuing his professional arts practice.
Ashley has been running Glartique since Sept 2011 in his spare time, which is steadily becoming his full time job. Ashley is also an Associate Lecturer at Chelsea Art College @ChelseaUAL on the MA textiles course to bring sustainability, and sustainable design to the forefront.
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