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Seating for the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

About this project

In 2009 we won a national competition for seating in the new extension at the Ashmolean. Made from Herefordshire grown oak,the end-grain blocks that make up the legs of the benches are a record of the time taken for the trees to grow, reflecting the ‘looking into time’ design concept. The counter-intuitive curves of the sitting surfaces make the benches extremely comfortable and allow for choice of which way to face. In 2011 we designed and made further seating for the Egyptian Galleries.

Keywords

seating, benches, museum, public space, gallery

Disciplines

Furniture

Materials

Wood
Photographer: Jon Stone
Photographer: Jon Stone
Photographer: Jon Stone
Egyptian Gallery
Photographer: Jon Stone

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