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5 March 2015 07:54 am

Giant Oryx sculptures joins The St. Regis Doha art collection

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The St. Regis Doha has welcomed three new giant Oryx sculptures designed by Mrs Ellen Hlavata and engineered by the internationally renowned Foibos Design Lab; a group of artisans and metal craftsmen who employ high-end technology expertise.

 

Depicting the national animal of Qatar, these three sculptures stand as artistic reminders of the importance of preserving the country’s rich culture and heritage. The sculptures were designed using the latest cutting edge technologies and coated using a chemical element ‘Molybdenum’, that is capable of withstanding the extreme temperatures of the region.

 

The creation of three more than 12-tonnes, 14m-high sculptures fashioned in stainless steel has rarely, if at all, been ventured. In many ways, this project may yet be a precursor of things to come.