The grade II listed, 19th century, Tudor-style Stancliffe Hall, sits on a hill over Darley Dale in the Derbyshire Dales with panoramic views across Derwent Valley to Riber Castle. The site has housed a residence since 1670 when the first Stancliffe Hall was built, the current hall was re-purposed as a private school in the 20th century, and it is now a popular venue for its corporate, wedding, and spa facilities.
Daedalian worked with the clients brief and designed a luxurious glass door for their sophisticated wine store, complete with bespoke features such as an imitation combination lock in lead crystal glass.
The studio team designed this door using a combination of etched and cast glass working techniques. Etching was first utilised to recreate the metal panelling and safety bar / turning wheel. To add 3D detailing, cast lead crystal glass bolts were bonded to the surface of the glass. This design was completed with an intricate cast lead crystal combination lock as its centrepiece.