Ulster Carpets recently designed and installed carpets for one of her Her Majesty Palaces and Fortresses, the Tower of London, home to the Crown Jewels. Built by William the Conqueror in 1078, the Tower of London has played a prominent role in British history. Today it is one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions, and is cared for by the charity Historic Royal Palaces and is protected as a World Heritage site.
Ulster designed and manufactured bespoke woven axminster for three areas within the Tower – the Yeoman Club, the New Armouries conference centre and Martin Tower, an intimate and distinctive private dining space that houses the Crowns and Diamonds exhibition.
Ulster designers collaborated with a number of different teams within the charity to create a series of designs that complement the traditional setting and heritage of the surroundings. Great care was taken to ensure that the design and colour met the charity’s precise requirements.
The Yeoman Club, a private bar where all the Yeomen Warders have congregated for years, has been graced with a highly coloured and bold carpet, which incorporates symbols representative of the countries that make up Great Britain.
25 colours were used in this intricate woven axminster design. The depth of the design detail required was possible owing to the capabilities of Ulster’s patented PSYLOTM weaving technology.