In the first instance, please direct your enquiry to Richard, so that he can discuss your project and make a plan tailored precisely to your requirements.
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NEW Triforium TOWER
The Abbey’s triforium is accessible, but only just. The architect Ptolemy Dean has designed a tall, slim but grandly detailed 21st century tower, which when completed will allow visitors high up within the Abbey into a space normally occupied only by BBC cameramen. A finely-made, steamed beech timber model built by Richard’s teammates illustrates the architect’s proposal.
Richard was first contacted by the Abbey in late 2013. Thereafter followed an intense six month period of research and design; because for the very best result, the model itself must be designed (not many people know that...). Over time, a palette, configuration and especially, a befitting budget was put forward and then accepted. Yup, even the Monarch will have a budget (not many people know that...).
With a model of this ambition and stature, Armiger's Network married its forces with Millennium. Millennium Models's director Simon Hamnell is a good friend, an ex-Networker, and a 'triple A-list' craftsman. The third, and last key member of the 'lead team' was Network's indispensable, historic specialist George Rome Innes.
American-born craftsman Richard Armiger presented the Westminster Abbey model at Buckingham Palace in June 2014.
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Thanks to all our clients, especially
John and Catherine Pawson, Sir David and Evelyn Chipperfield, Edward Jones and Sir Jeremy Dixon, John McAslan OBE, Dame Zaha Hadid, the late Sebastian de Ferranti and the late Jan Kaplicky
Thanks especially to my long-time chum, the extraordinarily talented photographer Andrew Putler
Also to Richard Davies, Simon Kennedy, Michael Dyer, Richard Bryant, Gary Withers at Imagination, Nicholas Grace, Victoria & Albert Museum, Roderick Coyne, Teresa Hatton and Angelo Hornak
Thanks too to our many craftsmen and women, both past and present
Brett Greenhill, Fraser Haig, Daniel Lewis, Cornel Josef, Bob Lachenay, Ian Ellerby, Stephen Bradley, Eugene Smith, Jon Blundell, Grenville Fox, Lucy Askew, Ian Thompson, Peter Oscare, Beverly Namfoe, Steven Lock, Beau Coady, Louis Dante, Desmond Ellis, Vito Giordano, Samuel Kickoff, Sonny Manitoba, Don Khan, Godfrey Voyce, Dean Kanchi, Jonathan Cash, Joseph Gee, Frederica Hale, Alan Klewe, Ade Meonthol, Michael Narcourt, Lai Reen, Robert Olwydd, Francois Prean, Kirsten Quole, Lou Sugar, Christophe Farn, Coop Johansson, Julian Townsend, Maxwell Beckman, Michael Marrow, Donald Gurney, Richard Thomas, Andrew Jackson, Joao Tomaz, Jenny Grove, Jon Applegate, Mbachi Kaluba, Christian Spencer-Davies, Julian Thompson, Tina Morris, David Armstrong, Roger Hillier, Peter Caller, John Stace, Timothy Kershaw, Robert Hunter, Mel Ehers, Andrew Haggerty, Robert Griffin, Alex Clark, Lee Dickenson, Simon Hamnell, Andrew Jordan, Graham Newell, Ed Engel, Lucy Ognibene, Jasmine Unwin, Derek Sugden, Peter Naulls, Michael Gordon, Michelle Carter, John Whitmore, Abigail Akso, Antoine Journeaux, Chris White
Lastly, huge thanks to the AAA-listers...
Simon and Bernie Hamnell, Mark Pimlott, all at VQ, Abe and Betty, D and K Beau, 'Uncle' Bill Ryan, but most especially, all the Lewises (past, present and future), and all 'the departed'
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