‘Arnolds’ light well railings

These light well railings form part of the extensive refurbishment to a private home in the Ashdown forest, East Sussex.

Working closely with landscape designer Hannah Oakden  we developed a cohesive package of work that included pedestrian gates, automated driveway gates, as well as various railings and balustrades.

The inspiration for this design came from carved wooden cosmological detailing on a huge organ that the clients commissioned for the adjacent concert hall. The repeat pattern in the design is also reminiscent of musical notes, an unintentional but welcome coincidence. This design concept was then carried through all the work we developed, uniting each piece within the garden.

The forged ironwork has a strong three dimensional feel and looks great from both sides, with no obvious “face”. Strong and discreet connections were key to the success of this piece, especially as there is no conventional top rail.

The railings have been hot riveted together and feature a galvanised and patinated finish. East Sussex, 2022