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The Tower of London

Design Firm


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The Story

Ulster Carpets designed and installed carpets for one of her Her Majesty’s Palaces and Fortresses, the Tower of London, home to the Crown Jewels.

The Tower of London was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and has played a prominent role in British history. Today it is one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. It is cared for by the charity Historic Royal Palaces and is protected as a World Heritage site.

Ulster designed and manufactured bespoke woven axminster carpets for three areas within the Tower; the Yeoman Club, New Armouries Conference Centre and the intimate and unique private dining space Martin Tower, which houses the Crowns and Diamonds exhibition.

Ulster’s designers collaborated with a number of different teams within the charity to create a series of designs to complement the traditional setting and heritage of the surroundings, and to ensure that the design and colour met their requirements precisely.

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.

Twenty-five colours were used in this intricate woven axminster design. The depth of the design detail required was only possible due to the capabilities of Ulster’s unique PSYLOTM weaving technology.