Dining Table, 2017
Material Solid Bronze, Glass
H 75 cm x Dm 160 cm
H 29.53 in. x Dm 63 in.
Place of Manufacture Sweden
Production Time 10 - 12 Weeks
Produced by AB M&E Ohlssons Klockgjuteri
Designed by Glen Baghurst
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Orotundo is an imposing minimalist dining table. This solid metal casting inspired by large church bells is made by the master bellfounders at M&E Ohlssons Klockgjuteri. Like the communal chimes of a church bell, this heavy object will enable a crowd to gather, discuss and indulge.
The table is sand cast using the same techniques as the bells made in the foundry 300 years before. The only difference is that this object is made with aluminium. Local car yards deliver used aluminium rims from sports cars to the foundry and these are recycled and used in this table. This type of aluminium is one of the highest grades to use for casting.
Glen Baghurst was inspired by the large aluminum structures at Architect Otto Wagner’s ‘Austrian Postal Savings Bank’ in Vienna.
M&E Ohlssons Klockgjuteri AB is a metal foundry in Ystad in the south of Sweden, a main logistic port from Sweden to Europe. The town is well known for its productions of TV series ‘The Bridge’ and ‘Wallander’. M&E Ohlssons Klockgjuteri have been casting bells for churches and boats since the 1800s. They continue to retain techniques from this age but have moved with current technologies. Situated inside a manufacturing area they have businesses around them that do highly specialised 3D printing, precision metal machining and stone cutting. All of which is used in the production of various products by Glen Baghurst.