Sheffield, South Yorkshire
wood - oak, sycamore , steel - stainless , fishing-line
Photograph of the Canteen with some of the items in it. The case is designed to both store and provide a means of displaying the canteen. The curved trays (which can be removed and mounted for display) are strung with fishing-line and the cutlery is held by weaving it in and out. The cabinet uses colour to identify the various functions of the elements and texture to emphasise the nature of the different materials. Materials: oak, sycamore, stainless-steel and fishing-line; the curved construction is laminated from 1.5mm aircraft ply and dyed oak and sycamore veneers. The Millennium Canteen was commissioned as part of 700 Years of Sheffield Cutlery celebrations, and is dedicated to Robert The Cutler. This unique collection of cutlery was presented to the City of Sheffield by the Master Cutler, Mr Paul Tear, on November 22nd 1997 at the City Museum, Western Bank, Sheffield. The Millennium Canteen was commissioned by Sheffield City Council and the Association of British Designer Silversmiths. The project was generously supported by The Sheffield Assay Office, Thessco Limited and The National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. The project was conceived by Paul Swales, Public Art Officer for Sheffield City Council. "The commission was designed to promote excellence in design and production, and to give makers an opportunity for experiment and innovation. The ABDS makers rose to this challenge to create work that will stand as exemplars for future generations and demonstrate the creative and technical skill in silverware at the end of the 20th century." 18/03/98 - Paul Swales, Public Art Officer, Sheffield City Council. Howard Fenn, Chairman, Association of British Designer Silversmiths. The Canteen is on display in the Millennium Galleries, Sheffield.
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Public art -- England -- Sheffield
Cutlery -- England -- Sheffield
Heritage -- England -- Sheffield
Association of British Designer Silversmiths