F.H. Brundle, suppliers of wrought iron, mesh and steel product suppliers, celebrated their 130th birthday in a way that honoured their long and storied history.
The company, which supplies a vast array of railings, balustrades, fencing, flooring and decking products alongside literally hundreds of varieties of metal components, challenged artists around the UK to design a sculpture using items from their range.
They received over a hundred entries, ranging from the highly abstract to the very traditional, by customers, sculptors and blacksmiths all around the country.
That made it an extremely difficult decision to choose a winner but ultimately, there was a clear favourite – ‘Every horse in London’, by Yorkshire-based artist Emma Stothard.
Fashioned from wire and metal, the piece is a life-size, free-standing sculpture of a horse being shod by a farrier. In the early days of F.H.Brundle, making horseshoes was a critical part of the business – and atone stage, it was even said that every horse in the capital sported F.H.Brundle horseshoes.
After making an epic 150-mile journey on the back of one of the company’s flatbed trucks, the piece now welcomes visitors to its Burtonon- Trent distribution centre.