Four projects shortlisted for the Blueprint Awards 2015
The 2015 Blueprint Award winners are due to be announced on the 22 October and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for four projects that we have been involved with:
Shortlisted in the Best Design Innovation Project category is ‘Digital Double’ designed by Jason Bruges Studio. Made in our workshop, the replica of the No 10 front door briefly took the place of the real thing as part of an art installation that then went on to tour the world promoting British business. The door looks just like the original but it captures movement immediately behind it using specialist responsive LED technology embedded in the door, revealing a silhouette which captures the moment anyone passes by and through it.
In the Best Interior Design Product category, the Cathedra and Crucifix for Leicester Cathedral has been shortlisted. The honour of designing the new cathedra was bestowed upon award-winning architecture and design practice Draisci Studio. Having won the commission from a shortlist of designers, the studio then turned to us to make it. It’s a brave, brilliant and thoroughly modern design and one that the whole team were excited about making but it didn’t come without significant technical challenges with its folded geometry and multi faceted walnut panels requiring highly complex mitred joints.
The Undercroft Bar for the Royal Court Theatre, described as ‘London’s coolest theatre’ by Harpers and Queen, has been shortlisted for the Best Project by a Small Practice. We worked with Lyndon Goode Architects and Citizens Design Bureau on the bespoke joinery, upholstery and specialist metalwork. We made the bar, seating, tables & library shelving, working closely with the design team to fulfil the integrity of their concept, using materials that would complement the existing building whilst having its own contemporary identity.
At last but not least, we have worked on the Turnmill, shortlisted for the Best Non Public Use Project. Here we made the sculptural reception desk and seating designed by Piercy & Co. Slick in form, the complex craftsmanship involved engineering, design resolution, knowledge of timber and process, and plenty of CNC machining.