The Mirrored House
The Mirrored House featured four room sets that formed the gateway to the Homes and Gardens section at the Coronation Festival. The exterior was finished in a fractured mirror effect, accentuating the exterior detail and designed to be invisible amongst the surrounding trees and gardens.
The unique building housed a series of designer room sets for visitors to tour inside and out. The first of the three room sets took the theme of 'Industry and Tradition' by John Lewis, showing a modern twist on a traditional fine dining experience. The room set utilised a selection of traditional homewares, furnishings and accessories from the John Lewis home ranges Elements reflect traditional craftsmanship through textiles, alternative wood finishes, silversmithing and glassblowing, brought together to create a rustic, vintage appearance.
KLC School of Design, a contributor to the event, created an eco-fantasy room set entitled 'The Castle on the Loch', inspired by the Royal Residence of Balmoral. The luxurious sustainable bedroom concept celebrated the beauty of reclaimed, recycled and environmentally friendly materials and finishes from a range of handpicked Royal Warrant holders by KLC Alumni designers Jessica Gibbons, Kat Turner and Oana Jackson of Studio Wick with concept direction by Anna Burles from Studio AB, representing KLC School of Design.
The third room showcased a classic guest room recreated by the Royal Household. The Green Sitting Room created by Edward Griffiths, Deputy Master of the Royal Household, provided an insight into how restoration and interior schemes are produced within the Household. Using a selection of products from a variety of exhibiting Royal Warrant Holders which include; GP & J Baker, Turnell & Gigon Hunter & Hyland, Habberley Meadows and Linney Cooper, the room set was designed in a classic and more formal house style and set in a Royal Residence, illustrating the Royal Households' focus on craftsmanship and sustainability.
As part of the Gardens area visitors also viewed be a special Royal Potting Shed, featuring products from the Highgrove Shop and Royal Warrant holders to demonstrate a beautiful, yet practical, look into the gardening world.
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Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
QEST, the charitable arm of the RWHA devoted to supporting excellence in British craftsmanship, was delighted to exhibit at the Festival.