MATERIALS: White Oak, Horse hair
Round Brush: 3.75" w x 3.5" d x 11" h
Slim Brush: 2.75" w x 1.25" d x 10.75" h
Large Brush: 4.5" w x 2.25" d x 11" h
Short Brush: 4" w x 2.5" d x 5.5" h
The Shakers excelled at their craft in the production of tools, best exemplified in their brushes and brooms, of which they made many for very different purposes. The brush study series examines and explores the forms, materials and various functions of specific Shaker brushes, providing a contemporary interpretation of the original works.
Each brush handle is colour-coded in shades from the traditional Shaker palette in order to define and identify its particular function and intended location. This is a method very much in line with the Shakers’ approach to objects, which ensured that everything was always in its place.
COMPANY / Zoë Mowat Design
DESIGNERS / Zoë Mowat
LOCATION / Montreal, CANADA
Zoë Mowat operates Zoë Mowat Design, a studio in Montreal, Canada, that focuses on furniture and objects. Zoë’s approach is a sculptural and intuitive exploration of color, material, form and texture that is counterbalanced by a curiosity and desire to create functional objects that can be enjoyed and that can endure.