When considering the most famous door in the land, most people will agree that the entrance to the Prime Minister’s office and residence, No 10 Downing Street, holds the mantel. Complete with shiny black Georgian door, which was actually dark green between 1908-1916, it is one of the most recognisable symbols of political power. Numerous icons in British history have passed through the door over the past 275 years, including William Pitt the Younger, The Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill, to Rishi Sunak today. No. 10 first became the official residence of the Prime Minister in 1735, when King George II gifted the property to Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. Honourably, Walpole refused the gift and instead requested that the king made the property available as an official prime-ministerial residence, which it still is to this day.
Now consider Kerry’s design - the door at No.10 Downing Street seen numerous times – on the news and maybe even in person – and you will notice that it has no handle for security reasons. Kerry does not miss the point, and even parks a traditional English ‘Bobby’ in uniform against the wrought-iron railings of the most heavily guarded building in the country. Just in case you ever visit, we are told, while the big iron door-knocker still functions, the doorbell does not!
- Designer: Kerry Goodwin
- Dimensions: H 17.50 x W 9.00 x D 9.00 cm
- Availability: Please allow up to 6 weeks for delivery
- Product Width9.00cm
- Product Height17.50cm
- Product Depth9.00cm
- Designer:Kerry Goodwin
- Limited Edition Size:10
- Design Window (Style):Architecture / People