We were provided with intent drawings by the designers, followed by the magic words – “You make it work!”
This domestic project in Kew was another example where we had to put our design hats on and work out the specifics of the brief. We fitted the interior of this grand home with a number of bespoke metal elements, starting with the unique security door. We were provided with intent drawings by the designers, followed by the magic words – “You make it work!” Handrails, hallways and kitchen screens, custom bathroom mirrors were crafted from powder coated mild steel and fabricated with extreme attention to detail - keeping to the exacting standards of Doherty Design.. As is often the case - the simplest detail was the most challenging. The team at Doherty had specified a powder coated capping to the outside of the stair, and normally where we would receive an architectural CAD file, this one had to be made from a template - traced to the stairs on site by our client. Sometimes you just have to do things the old-fashioned way. Starting with hand measurements to create a CAD file, we then printed out the first drawing on a 1:1 scale, cut it out and checked it against the template in order to make any further adjustments required before drawing it again for laser cutting. Measure twice, print once, draw twice…and cut once! This project led to the implementation of a new process; the creation of custom templates with timber, paper and AutoCAD when cladding a pre-existing fixture, such as a staircase, in laser-cut metal.