Benjamin James Ryan

Product: Reredos – St. Andrew Church Holborn
Materials: Brass, Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 3000mm x 3000mm x 500mm (Approx.)

Benjamin Ryan & Rupert Todd of Ursae Ltd. were approached by DaeWha Kang Design after the architectural practice had earmarked on overseeing a large interior design project for St. Andrew Church Holborn.

The refurbishment included the realisation of a number of bespoke artworks and key statement pieces. Ryan and Todd were commissioned to co-design and manufacture a number of pieces for the Sir Christopher Wren Church, including the Reredos, which is a large statement piece which forms a dividing wall and decorative backdrop in the churches Lady Chapel. The Reredos measures 3.0m x 3.0m x 0.5m and combines 5 axis and 3 axis water jet cutting with hand finishing, CNC rolling, and welding. The final piece was kiln lacquered to ensure it lasts for many decades to come, and frames the churches treasured antique statue of Our Lady.