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NEW SANCTUARY FURNISHINGS

Initially approached by Linley’s design director Carmel Allen, designer-makers Chris Eckersley and Gareth Neal were introduced to Monsignor Jim Curry who was looking for design ideas for the re-ordering of the church Sanctuary of Our Lady of Victories in Kensington, London. From there began a unique opportunity for in-depth research into ancient crafts, historical furnishings and the original architect Adrian Gilbert Scott. Over the last two years, they have worked on the creation of original pieces, collaborating with the UK’s leading craftsmen in wood, brass, and stone. Through these collaborations they pay homage to the historical linearage of these crafts and materials. The result is a contemporary sanctuary for a modern Parish.

 

To explore more of the work behind the commission please visit the dedicated site http://www.faith-in-craft.co.uk/ 

 

All images ©Petr Krečí