Archie Kennedy

About AK Designs

Having spent 12 years in London working as a Prop-maker and Model Engineer for the film industry, I got the opportunity to go to New Zealand to work on the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy for two years. I was sent to the Blacksmith’s Shop on the first day and have never looked back.
AK Designs is based in a converted barn in Shropshire. I mainly make one off commissions for private clients and interior design companies, usually starting with a sketch on the back of an envelope, then CAD drawings, tests and samples, right through to the finished piece.
I have fabricating, carpentry and paint spraying facilities and of course, the forge and power hammer. I also have access to a sculpture studio and plaster shop located next door. For some of my work I have collaborated with Midlands-based aluminium, brass and iron foundries. My catalogue of work demonstrates the range of some of my past projects, from gates to candlesticks