All of the work on the following pages are inspired by the work of William Burges, the most talented architect / designer of the Victorian gothic revival. Burges, inspired by C13th gothic work ( especially French ), produced some of the most breathtaking interiors and furniture ever seen. We intend to continue to produce work in this style, and build up quite an exceptional range. Burges was one of the leaders of the Gothic Revival, who took on the baton from Pugin. Burges was lucky to work for some of the wealthiest customers, who shared his enthusiasm for the Gothic Style.
There is an element of the 'Disney castle' fantasy to Burges' work, but that was because he attempted to recreate the Medieval splendour and pageant of the original work. Burges was also unusual in his love of colour decoration, which he loved to adorn every surface with a riot of colour. This aspect of his work has led to much admiration today, with our much more adventurous use of interior colouring.
A less well appreciated aspect of Burges' work was his 'Reformed' influence on his own and the following generation. Although his work is often very decoratively ornate, it often uses quite plain surfaces that he treated flat surfaces as canvases for decoration. But his pieces generally have great shapes. Burges was one of the great consummate architect designers, who produced totally co-ordinated buildings and interiors. He was much admired by the designers of the Arts & Crafts movement. But he was always a designer's designer, even Fornasetti into the 1950's cited his influence on some cabinets he designed.
Having studied Burges's work for over 20 years I have an extensive collections of his designs & ideas to draw on. Burges' pieces today sell for tens of thousands, if not more for some of the wow pieces. They are at the very top of the price list for collectable furniture. All of these pieces are inspired by the work of William Burges, the most talented architect / designer of the Victorian Gothic Revival. Burges, inspired by C13th Gothic work, produced some of the most stunning interiors and furniture ever seen. We intend to continue to produce work in this style, and build up quite an exceptional range. We can do exact reproductions of Burges' originals or design and produce new work you require in this style.