The Sleeping Dragon is a privately commissioned, 30th Wedding anniversary celebration piece. An 8.5m long sinuous curving oak sculptural bench located facing an old dewpond within the garden.
The Sleeping Dragon - Winner of the Wood awards 2008.
“A superbly executed and imaginative piece, which fits perfectly into its surroundings.”
The segmented board design enables the seating structure to easily span the desired 8.5m length and allows a sectional build for ease of transportation to the site location. The segmented 'gap set' joint also allows for a small amount of give/flex to enable ease of installation. All fixtures and fittings within the piece are stainless steel. Approximately 24m in total was used of 25mm diameter tubing. Extensive form carving has been carried out into the seating board structure to provide ergonomic comfort for the sitter and a flowing sense of liquid dynamic movement within the work as a whole. The 3m long backrest curvature has been steam bent from 50mm thickness oak.