Here at Quorn Stone we have worked on a lot of different projects for many different clients. However, I never dreamed that one day we would be supplying the limestone to construct a royal throne!
Ok, King Richard III may well have been deceased for over 500 years but we still jumped at the chance to work on sourcing and supplying the material to buld his throne. Having discovered the remains in 2012, it was decided that King Richard III would be buried in Leicester and a museum dedicated to his story would be constructed over the original burial site.
After presenting a number of materials, the Dijon limestone was selected as the best match in terms of colour and grain for the project. We specified large Dijon flagstones over 40mm in thickness to create the chunky throne matched by 12mm tiles for the runway leading up to it. This is our first glimpse of the finished project and we think it looks great! Have you been to the museum and seen the throne yourself? Let us know on our facebook page what you think! If not… you can find out more info about the museum here… www.kriii.com