Happy New Year! A House for Essex
We were delighted to hear the news that the artist, writer and broadcaster Grayson Perry had been made a Knight Bachelor for services to the arts in the New Year’s honours list. An amazing achievement and testament to his creative, outspoken and thought provoking works, one of which is on display for all to see and even stay in, The House for Essex in Wrabness.
Sir Grayson Perry was born in Chelmsford, where he went to school and later went on to Braintree College where he undertook an art foundation course.
We were very proud to have been involved in helping deliver this incredible house which certainly put our team to the test but we love a challenge !!
A House for Essex is designed by FAT architecture and Grayson Perry. It is both an artwork in itself and the setting for a number of works by Perry exploring the special character and unique qualities of Essex. The building has been designed to evoke the tradition of wayside and pilgrimage chapels. It belongs to a history of follies, whilst also being deeply of its own time.