MilliOnAir interactive Magazine July 2017 - Page 110

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NEW WAY TO BRING ART TO LUXURY INTERIORS - THE ULTIMATE CRAFTSMANSHIP OF MODEL MAKER TIMOTHY RICHARDS WILL GRACE A LIBRARY OR STUDY WHERE ONLY AESTHETIC PERFECTION WILL DO

TIMOTHY RICHARDS HAS A DEEP CONNECTION TO EVERY BUILDING HE STUDIES

AND RE-CREATES IN MINIATURE.

Timothy Richards works from a Victorian schoolhouse in Bath, inspired by its Palladian architecture, but equally in thrall to the neo classical and Art Deco splendours of America.

He makes, by hand, with a team of ten assistants, detailed architectural models in British gypsum plaster or bronze, sometimes adding detail in gold leaf, glass and metal.

As important as his great historic City of London landmarks, such as Mansion House, Somerset House and the Royal Exchange, is his re-creation of the American Dream with models of the US Capitol the Lincoln Memorial, Monticello , the Flatiron and Chrysler buildings in Manhattan.

He is the only living person to practise the model making techniques first developed in pre-revolutionary Paris. His supreme gifts have been recognised by the RIBA in the UK, who asked him to build replicas for an exhibition on Palladio (the most influential architect in the Western world) which toured prestigious US libraries and academic institutions, and the US where he won the Arthur Ross award for excellence in traditional classical craftsmanship. Prices of the bespoke commissions which include clients wishing to celebrate their own homes range from £5000 ($7000) to £1000 ($150,000) He built Houghton Hall for Lord Cholmondeley, Waddesdon for Lord Rothschild and the Michelin Building for Terence Conran.

Timothy Richards has a considerable following in America. He won the Arthur Ross award from the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture, for his mastery of craftsmanship in the classical tradition. The RIBA asked him to create replicas of Palladian buildings for a touring exhibition in America, including prestigious institutions in Washington, New York City, Pittsburgh, Indiana. He has this year been exhibiting models of famous buildings at One Royal Crescent in Bath in honour of its 150th anniversary.

New pictures below of Tim’s remarkable models - the Ca d’Oro 15th century Gothic palace in Venice and the Glasgow School of Art, Charles Rennie Macintosh 1890s masterwork.

His work represents luxury of outstanding delicacy and refinement.

www.timothyrichardscommissions.com