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The legacy

After the Legacy project, Duo will grace Alex Beard’s meeting room at the Royal Opera House, where it will be at the centre of future meetings and conversations.

"I hope that by using materials that age beautifully, these sofas will last a long time. Wood might pick up marks and scratches but it handles that well, whereas certain materials just look poorer as they get older." - Terence Woodgate.

"The Royal Opera House stands on a site where there has been a theatre for almost 300 years. This particular theatre has been here since the mid-nineteenth century, and the institution since 1947. Threads of those histories are with us. It’s exciting that these two sofas will be the home of conversations that will help shape and inform the institution’s future. Who knows where that will lead?" - Alex Beard, Royal Opera House.