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Our bespoke silverware design services

At Thomas Lyte’s London-based workshops, we design and handcraft innovative and exquisite creations in silver and gold for discerning private clients and organisations. We are Royal Warrant Holders as silversmiths and goldsmiths to Her Majesty The Queen. Our experienced in-house design team intimately understand metal and the processes that our craft team use to make some of the world’s most recognisable sporting trophies and elegant bespoke commissions. Our designs are built upon appreciation for tradition and heritage. We work closely with customers to share their visions. Our motivation rises from a desire to build a legacy of fine design and British craftsmanship, illustrated by the beautiful objet d’art we create in precious metals.


Unmatched credentials

The World’s greatest trophies, awards, medals and commissions start with a great concept and design. At Thomas Lyte, we have a dedicated design team that specialises in turning a client’s brief into stunning and unique bespoke pieces. We are world renowned trophy designers and makers for many of elite sport’s most prestigious tournaments; including The FA Cup, the Guinness 6 Nations Trophy, the FIFAe World Cup, the Laver Cup, SailGP Trophy, the FIBA World Cup Trophy and the Nitto ATP Finals Singles Trophy. Thomas Lyte’s lead designer Trevor Brown also has the English Premier League trophy, The Dubai World Cup and the ICC World Test Championship Mace on his illustrious CV. With varying cultural backgrounds and training from Oman to India, Scotland to Singapore, Poland to Paris, and of course London, our design team are engrossed in international inspiration, taking your bespoke design to new levels.

Louis Vuitton Americas Cup Playoff Challengers trophy Designers and Makers Thomas Lyte

Our design process

Our flexible approach to design has served us well over a diverse array of bespoke projects. Working with a member of our dedicated design team, the initial vision comes from the customer. Drawing inspiration from an assortment of places – art and architecture, sport and culture, nature and travel – our design concepts are refined down to specific styles, shapes and textures. Each concept is brought to life in the form of hand-drawn sketches, 2D and 3D digital designs which are presented to the customer. We typically generate 3-5 concepts for your review. In many cases we will offer a full-size 3D printed model of the final design which allows you to get a fully immersive feel for the piece. Once agreed, the technical drawings are placed in the hands of one of our master silversmiths, who can bring the piece to life.


Bespoke medal design

Medals or medallions have been created, presented and celebrated since antiquity. Carried through time, these traditions are continued to this day. Our talented designers have modelled custom medals, medallions, coins and awards to celebrate and commemorate a wide variety of notable civilian, royal, military and sports occasions and events. These include the Premier League champions medals, winners and runners-up medals for the men’s and women’s F.A. Cup final and Community Shield, medals for cricket’s Hundred tournament finals, winner’s medals for SailGP, and medal programs for ITF and World sailing. We create medals in many materials, sizes and shapes. The only limitation is imagination. Our medal creation service includes the design of branded boxes, ribbons and bespoke presentation cases.