In the summer of 1996 we helped set up the Robert Jacobsen sculpture “Friendship” at Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen.
In 1993 we were contacted by Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers. They had a distinct Robert Jacobsen sculpture which was shipped home from China in three large shipping containers.
Storage and installation
We received the parts, and stored them in our warehouse for 3 years, after which Bruun Rasmussen asked us to undertake installation of the sculpture at Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen, where the sculpture was to be sold at auction.
After thorough planning and contact with the City of Copenhagen around the area’s carrying capacity, we cast a temporary base, where “friendship” could be installed.
Before that, all the parts were freshly painted by hand with custom-made black marine paint. The color was specially selected (black with a brown glow) so that it matched the rest of Robert Jacobsen sculptures.
The setup was done over 2 days. Our CEO Johnny Hansen, had previously been in the King’s Garden, which has a smaller version of the “Friendship”, to study how the sculpture should be assembled.
The assembly was subsequently approved by Lun Tuchnowski who was a former student of Robert Jacobsen.
Disassembly of “Friendship”
After the sale in the autumn of 1996, we stood for disassembly of the “Friendship” and the sculpture was then driven back in stock, we kept it until the summer of 1999.
When the sculpture was sold to the German utility group Würth, we arranged for the transport to their headquarters in Strasbourg.