Mantelpiece

Mantelpiece
2015-2016 (made)
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On display at V&A South Kensington
20th Century, Room 74
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Mantlepiece
  • Mantlepiece
  • Mantlepiece
  • Mantlepiece
Materials and Techniques
'Granby Rock' poured into moulds, then polished.
Brief Description
Granby Workshop; Mantelpiece in 4 parts, 2015-2016
Physical Description
Mantle piece in 4 parts; 2 legs, shelf and header, without ornamentation. Made of Granby Rock in pink and grey, backed with concrete.
Dimensions
  • Width: 900mm (Note: Manufacturers measurements for fully constructed mantelpiece)
  • Height: 1000mm (Note: Manufacturers measurements for fully constructed mantelpiece)
  • Depth: 225mm (Note: Manufacturers measurements for fully constructed mantelpiece)
Style
Production typesmall batch
Object history
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.
Summary
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.

Collection
Accession Number
CD.139-2016

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record createdApril 4, 2016
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