Sir Stirling Moss OBE the celebrated racing driver commissioned T4 Design to create a series of unique glass panels for the top-floor balcony of his London home, each displaying a detailed image of the famous Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR that he drove to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia. Since building his four-storey Mayfair house in the early 60s, Sir Stirling has held a passion for regularly updating and improving the property to suit his changing needs and lifestyle. His most recent series of upgrades has seen a number of detail changes that bring the décor and functionality of the accommodation right up to date. This included the addition of six new glass panels fitted to the balustrade around the fourth-floor balcony.
Having met with Sir Stirling and surveyed the premises, the team from T4 Design took away an original image of the victorious Mercedes number 722 and set to work at their Mansfield factory. Initially, the image was accurately traced and then recreated as a computerised stencil template, down to the last small detail. Using top quality, toughened tinted glass, the image of the car was etched onto the surface of each panel & then Ritec coated.
The use of tinted glass creates a stronger contrast for the sandblast design to stand out against. The Ritec coating protects the surface of the sanblasting from marking and from the elements, it also means it is easier to clean.
Sir Stirling Moss OBE