The History of Interior Proportions and Plaster Mouldings
Venue: Syon House
Friday 10th March 2017 - Hugh Petter and David Harrison
In Association With Historic Decoration
Syon House, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF
Morning - Talk on the origins of the Classical Orders of architecture and their importance in interior design.
Afternoon - David Harrison from Hayles and Howe will give a talk on the history of plaster mouldings, how they were made and applied. He will focus on the mouldings suitable for period houses today, finishing with a demonstration.
Hugh Petter is a recognised authority on classical and traditional architecture with a broad range of experience. He works throughout Britain, Italy, the Caribbean, North America and Russia. He has published various articles and essays on architectural subjects and is a visiting tutor to several colleges in the UK and abroad. He is a Vice-Chairman of The Georgian Group.
David Harrison is the Managing Director of Hayles and Howe, a renowned ornamental plasterwork and scagliola company, specialising in the conservation and restoration of theatres, churches and public buildings.
David has been responsible for recreating many stunning Robert Adam interiors, including replicating in detail the Library at Kenwood House and the Anti-Room at Syon House, for a client in Pueblo, Colorado (the works included research and manufacture of the ceilings, cornices, statues and malachite scagliola columns).
This study day, held at Syon House, is aimed at anyone with an interest in the correct use of historic interior decoration, including architects, interior designers, property developers, curators and historic home-owners, or anyone with an interest in this area.
This study day is organised by Historic Decoration in association with the HHA.
The day starts at 10 a.m. and finishes at 5 p.m. It includes coffee on arrival, lunch in the Garden Kitchen Restaurant and tea in the Green Drawing Room.
The cost of this study day is £180.00 (incl. VAT) payable in advance.
Cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to the event will be subject to a 50% cancellation charge. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to the event are non-refundable.