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Bar Stool - Miss Jean Gibson

Materials: steel, oak, brass 

The stool is 780mm high and has a 300mm diameter ebonized swivel seat. The materials, construction and finishes used pay homage to machinist’s stools of the 1940/50s industrial period. 

The inspiration for the project is my 90+ year old neighbour, Miss Jean Gibson. Jean worked in a British Royal Ordnance factory during WW2. The factory girls became known as the “Aycliffe Angels”. At the end of the war, she then took on a career as a sewing machinist which continues to this day. Jean has lived and laboured with this type of industrial furniture all her working life. 

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