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Bookends

  • Object:

    Bookends

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (Produced at the Granby Workshop
    142 Granby St
    Liverpool
    L8 2US, made)

  • Date:

    2015-2016 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Assemble (made)
    Granby Workshop (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    'Granby Rock' poured into corner moulds.

  • Museum number:

    CD.138:1, 2-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is one of a collection of objects in the V&As collection made by members of the Granby Workshop, a social enterprise created in Liverpool by the collective Assemble. In 2015, with the Granby Four Streets project, of which the Granby Workshop plays the most significant and highest profile constituent, Assemble won Britain’s most prestigious art award, the Turner Prize.

Physical description

Pair of bookends, both in the shape of a triangular based pyramid, the base and two sides are smooth (in the shaps of a corner) the fourth side is rough, showing the material in its natural and unmoulded state.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (Produced at the Granby Workshop
142 Granby St
Liverpool
L8 2US, made)

Date

2015-2016 (made)

Artist/maker

Assemble (made)
Granby Workshop (maker)

Materials and Techniques

'Granby Rock' poured into corner moulds.

Dimensions

Height: 19 cm, Depth: 21 cm

Object history note

This object is made from 'Granby Rock'. Granby Rock was designed in collaboration with Will Shannon. As the houses in the Granby Four Streets were refurbished, discarded material were picked from skips and given a new life cast into mantle pieces and other products for the home.

Red, and yellow brick, slate and stone are cast with sand, pigmented cement and aggregate and then ground and polished, creating a highly decorative surface speckled with rubble.

Information adapted from Granby Workshop, Catalogue 2015.

Descriptive line

Granby Workshop; Pair of Concrete Bookends, 2015-2016

Materials

Concrete; Sand; Aggregate; Rubble

Techniques

Poured; Moulded; Polished

Categories

Furniture

Production Type

small batch

Collection

Design, Architecture and Digital Department

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