The Automotive club of Great Britain was founded by Frederick Richard Simms on 10th August 1897 and awarded its royal title by King Edward VII in 1905 to become The Royal Automotive Club (RAC).
In 1905, the club organised the Tourist Trophy – the oldest continuous competitive motorsport event. The RAC also organised the first British Grand Prix at the Brooklands Oval, Surrey in 1926.
The Pall Mall clubhouse opened in 1911. It has a 228 feet frontage and a central depth of 140 feet.
Daedalian Glass Studios were commissioned to design and create feature lighting, a focal glass bar back, and a matching kitchen screen for The Brooklands Room within the Royal Automotive Club's Pall Mall clubhouse.
Semi-circular antique bronze structures were designed to create a framework for the glass bar back and matching kitchen screen. Within this structure, a range of fused, etched, and laminated glass inclusions were created to provide both complementary and contrasting colours and textures through the design.
Standing proud on columns either side are cast lead-crystal eggs with integrated light fittings. Eggs are found in the mythology of many cultures and are almost universally seen as a symbol of life, fertility, and resurrection.