Coomb Basket II
Coomb Basket II by Annemarie O’Sullivan is part of the ‘Plant Explorations’ collection, facilitated by The New Craftsmen. Earlier this year, The New Craftsmen invited a select group of craftspeople to the Economic Botany Collections at Kew Gardens to examine and creatively respond to a myriad of objects and their narratives. The collection delves into humanity’s ever resourceful and ingenious making traditions with plants. Annemarie found inspiration in the Victorian ‘Plant Hunters’ who travelled the world, finding and recording plant specimens. The shape and scale of the basket evoke a sense of sharing. The four handles signify teamwork, joining together in a spirit of adventure like the original plant hunters did. Closer to home, Annemarie also took inspiration from the beautiful gentle scoops in the chalky hillsides around her home in East Sussex. ‘Fitching’ describes the open weave which allows the contents of the basket to air and dry.
Material: White Somerset willow
cm: Width 89cm, Depth 89cm, Height 23cm
inches: Width 35in, Depth 35in, Height 9.1in
Care Instructions Clean with a dry cloth. This item can be washed in warm water once a year on a sunny day. Dry quickly outdoors and ensure that the piece is fully dry before being replaced in its position.