Making 25 Savile Row
To document the skill of the craftspeople and fabricators across the project, Piercy&Company and Derwent London commissioned photographer and filmmaker Nick Ballón to make a short film. The film “Making 25 Savile Row”, traces the journey of the key materials from workshop to site, capturing the people and processes behind the architecture.
Made over the course of a year, the film traces five materials - timber, stone, leather, bronze and steel - on the journey from workshop to site. Throughout the film, still portraits of the makers record the people who worked on the project. In the final scenes - a journey through the finished building - the architectural and client team appear in cameos.
The film visits the workshops of Capoferri in Lombardy where the building signage, bronze doors and ironmongery were made; the workshops of Unique Surfaces in north London where the Italian travertine from Campolonghi in Tuscany was milled and tooled; Benchmark in Berkshire where the oak wall panelling was CNC’d and the joinery made; Bill Amberg Studio where the leather work was added to the bespoke seating and ironmongery; and Chay Chay Wheeler Architectural Metal Worker to follow the manufacture of the suspended steel stair.
- Nick Ballon, Director
- Jorge Dieguez, Cinematographer
- Jahel Guerra, Production
- Jahel Guerra, Field Recording
- Jaroslav Moravec, Editor
- Jean-Gabriel Becker - Sounds And Sons, Music Composition