Sometimes an architectural product comes along that not only wakes up the market, but which also sets a new precedent in terms of design, production quality and client experience.
Inevitably, a long history of personal experiences and a whole catalogue of inspiration notched up over the years has led to that eureka moment, when an idea forms and a product is born.
For Frazer Stannard, founder of Elyzien, it was his love of travelling the world and digging deep into other cultures, his profound interest in architecture and design and his inherent fascination with the practical, the mechanical and the potential, along with many years as first a welder fabricator and then a master joiner that all combined to inspire him to launch Elyzien in 2016.
Now also the managing director of an award-winning architectural design practice and building conservation company, it was an unsuccessful search for the perfect window and door system for a personal project that lead Frazer to develop the concept. Frazer was restoring a former Grade II-listed brewhouse in the market town of St Ives, ear-marked to become the company’s stylish headquarters and showroom and was struggling to find a contemporary yet timeless look befitting a period building. Using Cor-ten to achieve a unique refined industrial finish, he developed the very first Elyzien door and window for the project which has since been much-adored by architects, specifiers and builders alike.
Encouraged by friend and graphic designer Jason Gardiner to develop the business, the partnership were rapidly joined by Mark Ridley (IT and Systems Director). Two years on, and after much refinement and testing of the product range and development of the manufacturing, production & IT systems which power Elyzien, we are now successfully selling and installing the Corten range of doors & screen into both commercial and domestic projects.