The Fluke by BarberOsgerby

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The Fluke by BarberOsgerby

Industrial designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby of BarberOsgerby have designed a sculptural piece called The Fluke, which will be displayed at the historic Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, during the London Design Festival later this month.

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The 3m high piece recalls both an anchor and a whale's tail.

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The Old Royal Naval College in conjunction with the London Design Festival are hosing Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s newest creation, The Fluke.

The Fluke celebrates the language of marine anatomy and nautical design engineering, a long-standing interest of the designers. The sculpture’s title derives from the lobe of a whale’s tail and the palm of an anchor, both forms referred to in the sculpture.

The Fluke is situated in the grounds of Sir Christopher Wren’s Old Royal Naval College, on the bank of the river Thames. The site was chosen because of Greenwich’s importance in maritime history.

The Fluke will be on show throughout the London Design Festival.

Technical information: fabricated from 8mm Cor-Ten steel plate. The 1.3 tonne structure measures approximately 3m in height and 4m in width.

Location: the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9LW

Dates: 15th-30th September 2007

Times: 08.00-18.00 daily

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  • Liz Clark

    I’ve seen the fluke and was alittle disappointed that it wasn’t painted black. It was, as is the want of metal, rusty which detracted from its ‘whale-like’ qualities and emphasised the ‘rusty metal at sea’ look.
    (Could I be so bold as to recommend a coat of hammerite?)