Galvanizing delight

Sculptural Bench

One of the most architecturally and culturally significant locations in the UK, Chatsworth House receives over 700,000 visitors per year.

Sculptural bench

Positioned in a key site just off the main lawn, Corin Mellor’s sculptural bench was commissioned by the Duke of Devonshire for the gardens as a permanent piece of art that also has a defined function.

The bench’s subtle yet distinctly modern aesthetic strikes a fine balance between the ornate splendour of the house and the contemporary sculpture exhibited in the grounds. Air-dried English oak and 80 laser cut galvanized sections are combined with tapered concrete fins to create the full 7 metre radius of the curve.

The bench’s subtle yet distinctly modern aesthetic strikes a fine balance between the ornate splendour of the house and the contemporary sculpture exhibited in the grounds. Air-dried English oak and 80 laser cut galvanized sections are combined with tapered concrete fins to create the full 7 metre radius of the curve.

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Image: David Mellor Design

Posted on September 13, 2012 by untitled

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