Coventry University Technology Park is a major development on the fringe of the City Centre, providing space and services for start-up and young knowledge based businesses. As such we require the highest standards of inspirational design, using leading edge technology.
Gaelle Roche provided a significant contribution to the concept development of a branding opportunity for the frontage of one of our recent buildings. Her work was instrumental in leading to a solution that met our requirements and exceeded our expectations. I was particularly impressed by the close attention she gave to developing a dialogue with her client, and to her innovative in the design recommended.
Julian Ingleby, Acting managing director , Coventry University Enterprises Ltd
We were delighted with the unique designed sculpture that you created for Tony's suprise gift. More importantly we are all grateful that you were able to deliver the piece safely to the Bahamas on his birthday.
We all wish to thank you sovery much, for giving your time and making it possible for us to show our appreciation to a man who has helped us uncover our true potential.
With all our love,
On behalf of 'Friends of Tony Q.' (Private commission on behalf of a group of 93 people)
The purpose of the Design Hub is to provide an environment for design that will inspire and excite and to combine first class facilities with the University's design, business and innovation expertise.
We entered into discussions with Gaelle, as her work reflected this culture that we wanted to create and we saw ideas that we could use to enliven and invigorate our proposed space even further.
Gaelle helped form the original brief and at all times added creativity and enthusiasm to help shape the way the project progressed.
We were delighted with Gaelle's proposals and with the quality of her presentations at each stage of the process.
Unfortunately, we were ultimately unable to offer a full project commission, however, this was due solely to funding issues and we would not hesitate to recommend and reinforce the benefits of design process collaboration with Gaelle.
Coventry University Enterprises Ltd
"Gaelle's work is both striking and innovative. I was struck by the number of different ways in which her creations can be used in the home, in the garden and even in the office.
I have not seen anything like this anywhere before and encourage you to meet Gaelle and discover for yourself the quality of her art."
"Amazing - the only word I could choose to to try and fully describe what Gaelle does. After spending 3 hours looking at some of her work and talking to her, unique, exclusive, exciting, innovative and eye-catching are some others!
She is passionate about what she does, is passionate about networking and is a pleasure to know.”
Westhaven Worldwide Logistics
"Earlier this year I commissioned two glass panels from Gaelle Roche, Taste the World Ltd, for display in a televised show garden for the Channel 4 series 'The Great Garden Challenge'. This was a garden design competition which invited contestants from all over the country to submit up to 4 designs which would then be built in the grounds of Blenheim Palace.
In the design phase Gaelle quickly absorbed the essence of my design brief and was able to guide me towards those images from her extensive collection which would enhance the garden. She worked on the images to achieve just the right colour and tone to reflect the colour of the plant material.
The timescale for the design and manufacture of the panels was tight but Gaelle managed the processs efficiently, producing the pieces on schedule.
The finished panels greatly enhanced the garden and contributed to the overall success of the project. The garden in which the panels were featured won its heat and I went on to achieve 3rd place in the competition as a whole.
The experience of working with Gaelle was positive and creative. She is a strong 'team player' and entered fully into the design process with me and with the landscaper. The panels themselves were stunning and brought colour and vibrancy to the finished garden. "
The Great Garden Challenge
"Just a quick note to say thank you for the kindness and help you gave myself and Kate with regards to the glass panel we used in our garden at Blenheim Palace. I was most impressed by your professional service, from our first phone call to the delivery, even bringing the panels in under your initial time frame.
I found the installation very easy to do with the specially designed fixings which was a god send as we had no time to fiddle with only having the three days to complete the garden.
The panels looked great and was complemented by the Judge Chris Beardshaw on how it gave another dimension to the overall garden and created focal points to draw you in.
Once again thank you Gaelle for a great job, I will be proud to display the panels in our Office Showroom for all to see.'
General Garden Services
'I am absolutely delighted to provide a testimonial for Gaelle following the successful completion of the glass artwork that we commissioned her to do last year for The Quadrant Business Centre.
The Quadrant Business Centre is located in a Grade II period building within the professional business hub of Coventry. We decided to commission Gaelle to create a piece of unique artwork that would reflect the elegance of our building and be a central focal point for visitors when entering our building.
Gaelle took on board our specific requirements and interpreted them extremely well, making sure that at each stage we were completely happy and ensuring that we were 100% satisfied before the final approval of the image that was to be used for the artwork.
Then during the production period we were kept updated with progress and then Gaelle personally ensured that the delivery of the artwork to site was carried out to her exact standards including the installation. Since then we have had
positive feedback from our clients and visitors.'
The Quadrant Business Centre