Bentinck Street, London

The Howard de Walden Estate, covering 92 acres of Marylebone, central London, commissioned a series of six bespoke wrought iron balconies in a contemporary style by artist/blacksmith, Matthew Livsey Hammond and his team. The Juliet balconies are arranged horizontally at first floor level, across the façade of a modern building, The naturalistic, perhaps even whimsical botanical designs were inspired by the proximity to Regents Park and the planting schemes financed by James Burton in the 1820’s/30’s.

The Estate embraced the traditional blacksmithing craft being forged in a contemporary style and this offered a unique opportunity to a visionary artist to extend the boundaries of what is possible in this versatile material, wrought iron.