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Join us for a ‘Summer in the Workshop’

July 2014

This month we launch a new series exclusive to our Facebook page.

The new photographic series Summer in the Workshop tells the story of the craftsmanship, tools and techniques used throughout the Luke Hughes design process.

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Luke Hughes for The Guards’ Chapel

June 2014

Today we installed our solar-powered noticeboard for The Guards’ Chapel at Wellington Barracks, the only remaining military chapel in London. The three-door design made in powder-coated steel features toughened glass windows and a weather seal.

Explore more of our noticeboards here.

A truly multi-purpose library at Highgate School

June 2014

In collaboration with Clague Architects, Luke Hughes have recently finished work on the prestigious Highgate School in North London.

The project entailed reordering the vaulted Victorian space to create a multi-purpose space that could be used for a variety of functions. Utilising our expertise built over decades of working in esteemed library settings, Luke Hughes crafted furniture that enabled the quick transformation of the room from library to assembly hall to community area for students and visitors alike.

We recently returned to the school to photograph the finished project and created this short animation that shows how the room can be re-imagined in moments through Luke Hughes‘s time-tested furniture solutions.

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Luke Hughes for the Tower of London

June 2014

The Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London is richly textured with the names of the great, the good and the infamous throughout British history. The existing building was rebuilt by Sir Richard Cholmondeley, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, for Henry VIII between 1519 and 1520. Great historical figures such as Anne Boleyn, Jane Grey, Catherine Howard and St Thomas More are to this day interred within the church making it one of the capital’s great examples of historical architecture.

Luke Hughes have been commissioned to design and craft new furnishings as part of a reordering for the church overseen by Carden and Godfrey Architects. The focal feature will be the reordered Chancel with the tombs of some of the most significant Monarchs in British history being made more visible to visitors. A new collection of congregational chairs crafted from solid English oak with a clear lacquer finish by Luke Hughes will furnish the nave. In addition, choir chairs and stools have all been custom designed to complement their historically unique surroundings. The project is due to be completed by the end of August.

For almost 20 years Luke Hughes have been making bespoke ecclesiastical furniture for clients across the world from congregational and clergy seating to alters, sacristies and choir stands. In adherence to the company’s ethos of crafting furniture that works with its architectural surroundings, each project is approached on an individual basis, the nuances and design of the building and the vision of its architects are key to achieving a flawless relationship between architecture and its furniture.

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May 2014

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