Monday, 18 November 2013

Squid Bench



Sourced by timber from Coombe Country Park this bench
was designed by Jan Waterston (Warwickshire College Furniture and Craft student)
as a memorial to George and Madge Sealey.





It is an unusual piece of woodland furniture.  I plan to sit on it soon :).

Below is yet another place to have a rest.
I often see children climbing all over this carved tree trunk.
You can see the Squid Bench in the middle of the photo.


For more about the Squid Bench and the Sealey Family,
please follow the link - HERE.

Have a good week!

16 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

I think it's a great bench, looks a bit odd but superb to sit on I would think

Jenny Woolf said...

fascinating. I love to find this kind of man made woodland object unexpectedly!

Jane and Chris said...

I've played in those woods!
Jane x

Tanya Breese said...

oh how neat is that! but when i read it i read it like "stupid bench" lol...i like squid bench much better :D

Stuart said...

I love that bench ! (But exactly how do the squid sit on it?)

TheChieftess said...

Wow!!! Interesting!!! Are the Sealey parents being honored the same Sealey furniture people of the States???

William Kendall said...

A very unusual bench to say the least, Lauren!

Cloudia said...

Oh I love this!

Aloha♥

Deb said...

Great idea, hope it stands up to daily use by school parties!

Stephanie said...

Love the story about the bench.

Petrea Burchard said...

I love it!

Jack said...

It is a fascinating bench that fits the context perfectly. Nice one, LOL.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Good heavens what an unexpected and extraordinary find Lauren. I have to say a 'squid bench'.. that's a first for me!

The Greenockian said...

It is very unusual!
Liz

JAMIE WARD said...

Thanks for the nice about Jan's squid bench. It was great working with Coombe Park, use the timber from those very woods and see the public reaction to it.
www.jward@warwickshire.ac.uk

Jamie Ward
Curriculum Leader Furniture Crafts

JAMIE WARD said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJp-YP4R9yI
This shows the installation of the bench.