John Hughes



Harks Design. A multidisciplinary design and fabrication team, we work in Europe and USA and specialise in small and large one off commissions, or prototypes for big production runs. John Hughes (Manager), Anthony & Simon Robinson (Metal), Killian Schurmann (Glass), Anthony Kleinburg (Stone) and others.

In this, as in much our work, we have in mind the description of Gaudi: man of materials, man of ideas, man of faith. By the use of symbolic and geometric ideas and varied materials we hope to evoke Gaudi’s extensive study and use of geometry in formulating his architectural and furniture designs, and his daring breadth of material use. Furthermore and in particular we allude to Gaudi’s original use of metal angle section in ecclesiastical furniture, particularly the Church of the Colonia Guell.

Baptismal Font Made in England, Wales and Ireland 2003 especially for this exhibition. Construction: Dolorite stone, blown glass, 304 stainless angle section and round bar, stitched leather. Height 100cm, diameter 55cm, weight c. 140kilos

   Pica Baptismal



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