RESILIENCE BENCH is a unique one-off made for the After The Storm Exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. A major storm caused devastation in the garden followed by a period of change and regeneration. This provided timber for a new collection of furniture by Scottish furniture makers and the theme of ‘recovery’. The Resilience Bench is shown above in the garden at the site of the original oak tree. Angus chose to combine RBGE oak with native ash to shine a spotlight on two diseases currently affecting British trees. Ash Die Back and Sudden Oak Death are insidious and devastating diseases that will result in the loss of many trees (90% of ash trees in Denmark are infected with Ash Die Back and some key British species are infected with Sudden Oak Death pathogen). The loss of trees will have a major impact on the thousands of species they support – far more damaging than storms. We are inspired to implement sensitive management in our woodland.
A seat of textured, scorched oak is supported by a delicate apparently fragile flowing line of ash. The hand-turned spindles connecting the top and bottom rails remind us of the inter-dependence of life above and below ground. What happens in the earth has a huge impact on the plants and trees above.
Dimensions width 160 x depth 56 x height 78 cm
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