Over our working life we have, on occasion, been commissioned to make memorial pieces. These are, by their nature, always highly personal and poignant. It has been a privilege to work with Hollie’s parents Nick and Mandy, her sister Chloe and their wider family, in creating a memorial bench for Hollie, who was murdered in Gloucester in 2014.
The bronze inscription to Hollie surrounds a revolving ‘friendship’ globe for sitters to roll while having a quiet, contemplative moment.
The Hollie Gazzard Trust has been set-up to work with local agencies in promoting awareness of domestic abuse and knife crime, and to fund and support young hairdressers, a job Hollie loved. Read more about the unveiling of the bench here.
Following our commission to design and make furniture for The Royal Oak in Swallowcliffe, we were determined they should have furniture made from local timber. Wiltshire ash took the lions share…
Like most briefs, this one had about it elements of the impossible. Seats must fit all sizes, for all occasions, in all situations. The element of the impossible is where the excitement resides…