A Dream Half Expressed

A journey through a day in the life of India. Filmed in December 2009, as part of a research trip across India and Uganda. Following the life journey made by Nanji Kalidas Mehta.

Park Life

If you go down to the woods today...

A Piece of Somerset in Hong Kong

Video made by Mulberry about an artwork Based Upon were commissioned to create for the new Mulberry store in Hong Kong.

Seasons of Tranquility

Cast in bronze this work captures moments of impermanence. Inspired by the weatherbeaten landscape of the Hamptons where balmy tranquil days give way to harsh winds that sculpt and mould the dunes into ever changing forms.

Making of the Yamuna Bar

Based Upon created the striking 'Yamuna' bar as the centrepiece of art collector Shalini Passi's New Delhi home. Here, co-founder Ian Abell tells the story of crafting the sculptural piece - and dodging arrest

24 Hours

Short film which shows part of the creation of a bronze artwork. The clip was projected large scale as part of the 24hrs exhibition which showcased the finished artwork that Based Upon created for a private clients beach house in the Hamptons.


Film of original experiments in cracking clay to create substrates for Based Upon's iconic cracked furniture.