Operating from 2015 to late-2019, Assembly Point was a contemporary art
space encompassing a gallery and studios run by artists Sam Walker and James
Edgar. In the summer of 2018, they briefed the practice to design and build a suite
of display furniture that would facilitate both an upcoming show and series of
Working with a budget of less than £1,000, the furniture was drawn up
as a family of birch plywood objects, each supported by characterising buttressed
legs. This suite included three tables, a bar, a set of tall shelves, two
armchairs, and two stools. By introducing a series of inflections within their surfaces,
the tables and shelves allowed for the presentation of two-dimensional work and
booklets alongside sculptural pieces.
Built by Thom Brisco and Sam Walker across the preceding week, the furniture
made its first appearance at ‘EveryThing’, an artist multiples event opening on
the 29th of July 2018. Various items would go on to be selected for use at the
gallery’s programme of events across the following year before the
show ‘EveryThing Must Go!’ brought the gallery’s activities to a close.
As of 2021, several of the furniture
items remain in use at SITE café on the Hackney Road, alongside a small number of
fresh additions to the set, providing seating for its vegan clientele.