Focusing on the brief from Bespoke directors; Respond to ‘the humble box’ we conceived the idea of celebrating the iconic milk crate. Impeccably designed for practicality, longevity, simplicity & user friendly, the milk crate became our creative foundation.
Understanding that Bespoke is a platform to display skill, craftsmanship and boundary pushing of your chosen material, Josh & I decided to work collaboratively towards the exhibit. The form was appropriately challenging with thin linear grids to negotiate, proving a very complicated execution of translating one material into another.
Once we decided upon a stylish crate we cut one side, made a rubber negative with plaster casing, then cast four sides separately in wax to later construct them into the four-sided crate seen here. This crate was then sprued with airs and given runners so that the mould could breathe and allow the bronze to flow.
It worked a treat, the material managed to find every thin linear section of the crate, the detail exquisite, we then polished her up and gave it a light patina.