-BUNKER GRADE- Concrete & Steel Desk
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The Bunker Grade Concrete Desk was the first piece to be designed and created at the Brutal Design studio.
The ‘Legs’ consist of two concrete and steel structures with a combined mass of 250 kilograms. Each leg has three distinct parts: the ‘feet’, an assembly of mild steel angle and flat bar joined together with salvaged M27 nuts and bolts to form an inverted ‘T’, this is bolted into threaded inserts that are set into the underside of the concrete block during the casting process.
The ‘Block’, a monolithic casting of fibre reinforced concrete, cast in the traditional way with formwork and tie bars, the tie-bar cones leaving their distinct conical holes. The stand-offs, machined mild steel slugs bolted to the block are joined diagonally via a central connector ring, the stand-off assembly spaces and joins the two legs.
The table top, a sheet of 10mm toughened glass ‘floats’ above the behemoth leg structure on silicone rubber pads.