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Scenic and practical steel art: Barnshaws shapes the Tree Seat

Barnshaws Tree Seat

Who wouldn’t want to rest their feet sitting down on this brilliantly designed seat in North Berwick? Not long ago artist Craig Inglis won the commission for a Scottish public artwork, and he took several things into account when designing the seat.

The artist was said to consider the town’s strong attachment to its wonderful flora and fauna, and the sea. The design also had to be practical and not to take too much space or overwhelm people. The end result of the seat was remarkable, with leaf motives and curving imitating movement. The seat was also cleverly formed around the tree.

The job was performed for FBS Metalworks, a great company that Barnshaw Section Benders have a strong relationship with and have supplied work in the past.

Barnshaws provided the tree seat with 4 tubes of 48.3 diameter x 3mm rolled to suit 2000 O/DIA with a 200mm rise wave shaped.  The form acquired a flowing look that symbolizes the ocean waves.

Craig Inglis commented on his art piece saying: “The challenge was to keep the lightness of organic forms while keeping the structure strong enough to withstand hard wear from thousands of visitors and residents – and comfortable enough for them to enjoy sitting on it”. This is definitely a job well done!

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