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We Have Moved

We have officially moved and visitors are welcome. The meeting room at Toye, Coram Street, is decorated with examples of the work of our craftsmen and women. Visitors can explore our range of regalia, jewellery, accessories, rituals and other items here as well as talk with the staff regarding larger and bespoke enquiries tailored to all markets.

Our new address: Lower Ground Floor, Russell Court Entrance C Side Gate, Coram Street, London, WC1H 0LL

Opening times:
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Friday: 8.30am - 12pm

WE ARE MOVING

Find us at our new offices, for both Masonic & Non-Masonic enquiries;

Lower Ground Floor, Russell Court Entrance C Side Gate, Coram Street, London, WC1H 0LL

It’s only a 15 minute walk from Great Queen Street!

Alternatively, please contact;

London Sales & Enquiries on 0207 400 5756

Bedworth Sales & Enquiries on 0247 684 8800

London Masonic Sales & Enquiries on 0207 400 5761

Or,

Shop with us online at www.thetoyeshop.com

The move is effective from the 6th February.

The shop is now closed, however the upstairs sales office will remain open at Great Queen Street until the effective move on the 6th February, at which point at will continue operations at the new address.

Crafting the Nation’s Honours

The CBEs, MBEs and OBEs being presented in the spring to those who will be named in the New Year’s Honours List are being crafted now in Toye & Co.’s Bedworth and Birmingham factories. The Honours will be completed and delivered in early April.

Speaking of the company’s pride in crafting these highly valued items, Frederick Toye of Toye & Co. said: “Our craftsmen and women know how much the recipients of these medals prize the honour and so take great care in their manufacture. We make sure the medals are beautiful and can be treasured forever by the recipient.”

Each Honour comprises both a medal and a ribbon woven to a specified colour scheme. Toye & Co.’s master weaver is producing the ribbons now at its Bedworth textile factory, while the medals are being hand crafted and enamelled in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

For product information please email freddie.toye@toye.com.

Tying the knot in a tiara made by Toye & Co Craftspeople

Lily Toye, daughter of the firm’s chairman Bryan Toye and chief executive Fiona Toye, married rugby star Rupert Harden at St Peter’s Church, Winchcombe in July. A gold tiara created by Toye & Co’s own craftspeople was her crowning glory.

S&X Media and Birmingham City University students collaborate to upcycle old into new

Birmingham-based PR agency S&X Media will be showcasing the work of Birmingham City University (BCU) design students when it moves into its new Jewellery Quarter office space later this year. S&X joined forces with students from the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD) – part of Birmingham City University – to develop a live project assignment for first year Design Studies students, focused on upcycling.

Working in groups, the students were tasked with repurposing or upcycling materials supplied by local manufacturers to create designs and prototypes for a piece of furniture, storage, lighting or display.
The successful designs were showcased at an exhibition held at Birmingham City University’s Gosta Green campus on Thursday 13th June, where S&X announced one group as the winners of the project. The winning design, a stool using brass, steel, foam and seating fabric, was produced by a team comprising Gavin Atkinson, Minh Dao, Iona Dias, David Gu, Rayhan Miah and Hans Ramzan. The design prototype is being commissioned for production and will feature in the agency’s new office.

S&X and the University teamed up with Jewellery Quarter based manufacturers, A.E. Harris & Co, Chapman Driver Seating and Toye & Co, with each company providing students with excess, waste or off-cuts of metals, foams and fabrics used in their manufacturing processes.
Managing director of S&X Paul Phedon said: “We wanted to work with Birmingham City University design students on a project which will help reinforce our highly creative working environment. The students have created innovative and contemporary upcycling design concepts that certainly met the brief.”
Minh Dao of the winning team explained the concept behind the winning design: “The S&X ethos is about working together with their clients to create strong creative ideas. Our design was inspired by bees because they come together, this translated into both our approach to the project and our design; the idea behind the stool is to bring people closer together and work together.”
Senior Lecturer of Design Studies Jason Nicholson said: “The brief provided by S&X was fantastic as it addressed the module aims which were all about the interdisciplinary nature of design and working collaboratively.  It was great experience for the students to work on a live project as they have picked up elements of production techniques and an understanding of the life span of a product.”
The final production version of the stool will be revealed when the agency moves in to their new Jewellery Quarter offices, later this year.

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