LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 201813.09.2018
THE BRONZE STOOL BY ROSE UNIACKE
EDITION OF TWELVE
For her first engagement with The London Design Festival in 2015, Rose presented a collection of Humble Tables and Stools – English vernacular furniture from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries created by itinerant wood-turners in the Beech Wood hills of Berkshire. Simple yet undeniably beautiful they represent the very best of early domestic design and speak directly to a contemporary appreciation for rawness and honest functionality, the natural patinations of age and usage.
Three years on and for LDF 2018, Rose revisits one of these pieces, a small four-legged stool that became such a favourite that it now forms part of her personal collection. Rose has cast the stool in bronze using the lost wax technique to form a precision copy, a snapshot frozen in time with every fissure, knock, dink and crack of the original piece faithfully replicated in a Limited Edition of Twelve.
Just as the wooden original continues to age through its usage, its bronze twin now embarks on its own of journey of wear and patination.