Linda Schwab

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'Threads' - Bond St. Leeds: © Asadour Guzelian


A series of five sculptural bollards which pay homage to the manufacturing and retailing innovations of Montague Burton, Henry Price and their competitors.

Little visible evidence of the Leeds tailoring industry survives, yet following the First World War around two thirds of British men’s suits were made in Leeds.

The sculptures reflect the engineering ingenuity and craft skills of Leeds tailors by exploring positive and negative shapes of pattern cutting and quality detailing such as exquisite silk linings.

Developed in collaboration with Birch Engineering; each sculpture wraps around an existing bollard and features bespoke and 'off the peg' patterned steel, folded seams and stitch welding.

Photographs 1-3 © Asadour Guzelian