Some of the most impressive buildings from the history of architecture are marvels in part because of the visible degree of craftsmanship displayed upon them, and EPR Architects' new office building on Savile Row in London follows in that tradition. The building is clad in 10,000 crystalline ceramic tiles, each of which was hand-glazed by London-based ceramist Kate Malone.
Savile Row is a fitting locale for such a craft-focused building. The street is the historic epicenter of the London tailoring industry, which is an industry devoted to providing hand-made goods for its consumers. In fact, according to EPR Architects, Savile Row is where the term "bespoke" was invented, as suits were said "to be spoken for" by the tailors' clients.