Angus seeks to reinterpret concrete bricks whilst drawing attention to their formal nuances - the slightly tapering internal surfaces, the shape of the usually hidden internal void. While these features are intended to aid mass production they also soften the bricks’ form, providing relief to an otherwise brutal, industrial object. In keeping with the bricks’ industrial quality the F17 structural hardwood base is uncomplicated, while interest is generated by the two distinct leg designs that add a degree of animation to an otherwise solid and stocky form.
The title Angus derives from the dark, stout timber legs’ resemblance to the legs of Black Angus cattle; while the name Angus is also appropriately associated with strength. Angus can be used either as a bench seat or low table; there is even provision for limited storage. Strong yet playful, Angus draws on the sculptural qualities of a familiar object to explore novel ideas for furniture.
Angus received the Highly Commended Award at the 2013 Clarence Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design.