The 3.6m tall raw steel front doors of the cathedral were designed and made in our workshop to house ten bronze relief panels. With specially made bronze ironmongery and customised heavy duty door pivots, the project was a collaboration with artists and artisans where we needed to orchestrate the many processes involved through the detailed design of the piece. The materials and skills were all locally sourced; the metal suppliers, the artist who sculpted the clays, the foundry where the bronzes were cast, and the metal machinist who turned the handles and locks all a short distance from our workshop.
Combining traditional craft skills with workshop production and precision fabrication, the doors marry together analogue and digital production, bridging the distance between perfectly machined goods and less perfect hand crafted ones.
We also made a smaller pair of similar doors for the Lady Chapel.