Type: Objects + Installations
Commisioned by: Fort Dunlop
Collaborators: Matthew Foster (Fabricator)
An integral part of Birmingham’s industrial history, Fort Dunlop established its business with the production of Dunlop tyres in the 1900s. Whilst industry has largely moved out of the city, today the Fort Dunlop building cherishes its heritage, but brings a contemporary update with its varied retail and office spaces.
As the summer months brought bright colours and exciting street food to Birmingham, Fort Dunlop prepared for their own food festival ‘Bite Street Food’. We were commissioned to create street furniture to be used by eager foodies during the festival.
To reflect the history of the building, we used old oil barrels and redesigned them into bar tables and benches. Bright colours and simple geometric lines were used to bring a modern update, in line with the Fort Dunlop of today.