Out of the Strong

Out of the Strong Came Forth Sweetness is a sculpture and seat in the Angel Building in London. The shape of the piece was generated by allowing treacle to fall from a spoon - the resulting form was then inverted. The unit comprises an oval seating area from which extends a narrow twenty two metre high spar. The title is taken from the motto on the Lyles Black Treacle tin which, in turn is a reference to a story in the Old Testament. It is fabricated from carbon fibre which is both strong and very light enabling it to be incredibly slender. At the foot of the piece is a seating area upholstered in leather by designer Bill Amberg.