The National Trust
In 2009 we proudly became a preferred supplier to The National Trust and are trusted in producing digital informational graphic presentations for them.
Our first commission is to digitally create one of the most important objects in the Trust’s collection, the 'Pope Sixtus V' Cabinet, worth between £8m and £12m. It is housed at Stourhead House in Wiltshire and is thought that the piece dates from the late 16th century and created for the family of Pope Sixtus V. The facade resembles a Roman baroque church with doors and windows, which are actually cupboards and drawers, within which are numerous secret compartments.
Our part of the Pope's Cabinet's story began, with intense anticipation and visit to the workshop at Stourhead House. A full day was needed to take all 142 drawers out, some so hidden we could hardly find them all and one which still cannot be opened. Some drawers are constructed with false bottoms and once turned over would reveal a second hidden drawer pulled out from behind. We took precise measurements and hundreds of reference photographs to be used back at the our studios.
To see an example of one of the drawings we created please visit the Information graphics showcase page on this website.