Year in Review: 2017

Year in Review: 2017

December 2017


The finishing touches are added to the High School Library at Keystone Academy, Beijing, entirely designed by the Luke Hughes team. We were first commissioned in January 2016, with the brief to create a modern library space that finely blends eastern and western aesthetics and sensibilities with a reflection of the 21st century. The design team came up with a concept that evolved from their extensive involvement with other libraries around the world, creating an academic experience that embodies the spirit of this new Chinese international school. 


The team completed a commission for one of London's major tourist attractions - the Tower of London. Our task was to completely refurnish the interior of the Chapel of St. John and to strike a balance between evoking the building's original liturgical purpose and making it fit to receive nearly three million tourists annually. Originally commissioned by William the Conqueror as a private place to pray with his family and take communion, the small Romanesque chapel was one of the first Norman buildings completed after the conquest. Architecturally, it is amongst the most important ecclesiastical spaces in Europe.


The new Leathersellers' Hall in the City of London held its official opening event. In attendance was Nigel Shepherd, COO of Luke Hughes (pictured above, second from the right), who talked through the nuances of the design with HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. Working with Eric Parry Architects, the Luke Hughes team was commissioned to design and manufacture a new court table and library furniture. In addition the company's historic Livery Hall dining furniture was refurbished, and the original mahogany dining tables re-engineered.


The team moved into a new home at 7 Savoy Court. After 36 years at the original studio and workshop on Drury Lane, an ever growing team and increased international focus led to the need for a larger premises. Watch this space for the official opening of our showroom in 2018.


Benjamin Franklin College, one of two new residential colleges to open at Yale University in the last fifty years, is officially dedicated. Designed in the Collegiate Gothic style by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the Luke Hughes team designed and manufactured fitting dining hall furniture to seat 350. This included our Wykeham chairs and bespoke dining tables.


The Luke Hughes team is appointed to design all the new furniture for St Machar's Cathedral in Aberdeen, as part of a major refurbishment. This marks our 24th cathedral project, and is planned for completion in May 2018.

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