Along with London retailer Hostem, proprietor James Brown and prestigious eyewear brand Oliver Peoples, Dr Romanelli has created this exceptional collection of figures based entitled “Dr. Goodfellow”.
Darren Romanelli is a pioneer of aesthetic innovation, renowned for reviving cultural classics by twisting the familiar into the fresh. He applies a unique signature blending of past and present to each new creation with passion, dedication, commitment and, most importantly, personal connection. His latest project fuses elements of the Victorian era with the fantastic mythological characters from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
“Dr. Goodfellow is inspired by Robin Goodfellow: the mythic sprite known to many story tellers as ‘Puck’. He hides in the shadows, helping and healing, everything from broken bones to bruised souls. He is a playful and unpredictable character, who is as mischievous as he is medicinal,” explains Romanelli. Like all of his projects, Dr. Goodfellow embodies the infectious enthusiasm that conceived it.
With an edition size of just 10 pieces, the statuettes are truly rare collectibles. Exquisite features lend the figurines a sense of detail rarely found in bronze art of this scale, including scissors, stethoscope and a custom jewelry-quality monocle with chain produced by Oliver Peoples.
“We have known Darren for a long time and have always appreciated the quality of his collaborations,” says David Schulte, CEO of Oliver Peoples, Inc. “He is tastemaker driven and the stores he partners with are the directional leaders in their respective cities. For these reasons, we were thrilled to work with him on this special monocle”
Standing approximately 14 inches tall, Dr. Goodfellow is offered in three finishes. Six are made in a traditional bronze patina, which will continue to gain character as the surface interacts with the atmosphere over time. Two are triple-plated in Sterling silver overlaid with nickel to prevent tarnishing, and the final two are triple-plated in 18k Gold making a total limited edition of 10.
Wearing a classic top hat and stately Oliver Peoples monocle, Dr. Goodfellow helps keep the magic in medicine and offers just what the doctor ordered!
Dr. Goodfellow will be available at select stores worldwide in November.