Halo Design was set up by Mik Weir and Anthony Fanshawe to provide an answer to an increasing need for extra living and working space.
Anthony grew up on the North Coast of Cornwall, carving wood and stone from an early age with a local sculptor. He trained in London in ornamental carving, lettering and sculpture on various materials including bronze. Anthony has worked for various sculptors across the country including Sir Eduardo Paolizzi, Sculptor to the Queen; John Ravera PPRBS; Richard Kindersley, Architectural Letterer and Sculptor; Gary Breeze, Letterer and Sculptor.
Some of Ant’s commissions include works for The Bank of Bermuda; Millennium Dome; Edinburgh Festival; The National Trust; New Scottish Parliament; Houses of Parliament Westminster and the Cornwall Heritage Trust. He has completed many privately commissioned works. Throughout his life Ant has attained many skills and design knowledge which is reflected in the works of Halo Design.
Mik is trained as a sculpturer and fabricator. Using these skills Mik has worked in many elements of design and fabrication, originally working in film and theatre, progressing into exhibition construction and product design. Mik loves manipulating materials, particularly wood and metal, and he has also found that he enjoys computer-aided design and is trained in Solidworks 3D. A quick look at his CV would show that he benefitted from working for The English National Opera, Royal Opera, English National Ballet, the BBC, as well as many years at Asylum SFX before starting his own, successful exhibition and shop fitting company in London: Creea Ltd . Some of his many clients over the years include Hermès, Dior, Myla, Selfridges, John Lewis, Singapore Airways and Colebrook, Bosson and Saunders(CBS).
Following a planned relocation to Cornwall Mik established a new workshop, leading to the development of the Halo Design.