Victorian Revival

Craven Dunnill Jackfield’s work on Oldham Town Hall comprised over 55 different tile types and 2,000 decorated and plain field tiles, which all required precise matching to the surviving Pilkington originals. For most of the 55 designs, new moulds were needed as many of the tiles are unique sizes and embossed with a variety of decorative features. Continue reading Victorian Revival

Mission Accomplished

Being Bellavita means being the type of company that is able to consistently sustain focus, energy, creativity, and commitment in order to improve the lives and businesses of everyone we work with. Continue reading Mission Accomplished

Achieving Alchemy

Many of De Ferranti’s materials replicate the style of historic buildings in Rome and Athens, often reviving decorative techniques – such as Scagliola, Opus Sectile and Cocciopesto – that are in danger of being lost. Other surfaces, such as Jali work, are collected from diverse locations across the globe. Continue reading Achieving Alchemy

London in the 16th Century, 1972, by Philippa Threlfall and Kennedy Collings.

Curating Fragments Of History

The principal characteristic of Philippa Threlfall and Kennedy Collings’s work is that it is sympathetic to the specific site, providing local interest with a sense of place and relevance. This usually meant site visits and painstaking research. The couple’s shared interest in history also influenced their approach to design. Continue reading Curating Fragments Of History