The most eagerly awaited aspect of the book was the recreation of eighty golden dragons for the pagoda, lost since the 1780s. Enigma's designers chose a strong golden Pantone across the book, together with etched overprint details, to evoke these mythical creatures and give the design the sense of quality and richness conveyed by the pagoda itself.
The Great Pagoda
Our Pagoda book was sufficiently esteemed to form part of the Royal welcoming gift on the occasion of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s State visit in 2015.
Created using cutting edge 3D printing techniques, the new dragons reflect the baroque style associated with Sir William Chambers’ iconic architecture found through the Royal route in Kew Gardens.
The Pagoda is a highlight of King George III’s Kew Garden ‘follies’ – 21 unique buildings offering a Grand Tour of the world’s architectural styles.