The Albert Hall Mansions, Kensington Grove were built to Richard Norman Shaw’s design in the 1880`s, taking 7 years to complete. They were built in the Queen Anne Revival style.
To create Tiffany style, Art Nouveau glass windows depicting a landscape scene that sits within the style of the building.
Daedalian Glass Studios created two 3.2 metre high stained glass windows, plus two smaller kitchen windows. These were manufactured using Youghiogheny glass, imported from America, as this glass has the same characteristics as the glass used by Louis Tiffany in his original work.
Over 50 sheets were selected to realise this design, allowing for only the best pieces with appropriate colour strengths and depths to be utilised. A combination of copper foiling and lead cane were used to construct the panels.
"Where possible, we like to involve our clients in the design and production process from the start. Tatiana was invited to our premises at Poulton-le-Fylde in Lancashire, where she saw our design approach and was even there when we cut the individual glass pieces from different sheets to match them to our Tiffany-style design.”
(Davia Walmsley, Creative Director and Founder, Daedalian Glass Studios)