Cathedra and cross for Leicester Cathedral, by Draisci Studio and Benchmark

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Benchmark and Draisci Studio have created the cathedra (bishop’s chair) and cross for Leicester Cathedral for the internment of Richard III.

The designers say: “Rather than a permanent ‘throne of power’, the new cathedra design is lightweight and mobile, reflecting a contemporary vision for the role of a Bishop in the 21st century.”

This commission was part of the reordering project of the cathedral by van Heyningen & Haward Architects.

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