I am a huge fan of beautiful buildings, a lot of my work already has architectural influences, so being asked to design a collection inspired by the iconic British Library was a dream project. Starting with a tour of the building, I found so many beautiful details to work into the pieces. I worked in brass, leather and marble jesmonite to reflect the materials used in the building's stunning interior.
This photo shows a lovely balance of shapes and layers.
Brass and leather wrapped bannisters provided a key feature.
I love the smooth, flowing shapes of these staircases.
The British Library building was designed by architect Sir Colin St John Wilson, the Library was opened by the Queen in 1998 and achieved Grade 1 listing status in 2015. The truly inspirational thing about this project is what goes on inside, the collection and exploration of a thousand years of thought and insight. It was an honour be involved in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the reopening of the library in St Pancras, it's still evolving and I look forward to continuing to visit and see where the next 20 years takes it.