Bespoke work for 150th anniversary celebrations

Our team has played its part with bespoke work to mark the 150th anniversary of our parent company, Morris & Company.

We were called on to design and handcraft an oak plinth to hold a specially commissioned sculpture for the company’s headquarters at Welsh Bridge, Shrewsbury.

The impressive brass sphere by Shropshire sculptor Nik Burns has taken pride of place in the building’s reception. It sits on a plinth designed by Joinery Manager Matt Tyrrell and Assistant Manager John Reece to enable the sphere to turn smoothly on an axis to show the etchings around it which tell the Morris story.

The plinth was made by Joiner Tom Mason and laser engraved with the 150th anniversary logo by Exeter company E C Jones.

Our skills were also put to good use at headquarters by making oak nosing to complement and upgrade the wood-panelled staircase. The nosing is the front edge of the stair tread and sets off a new carpet.

Matt explained: “Morris & Co is commemorating its 150th anniversary this year with a variety of celebrations. Joinery is proud of the contribution it has made to its story and delighted to be involved in creating a lasting tribute to this milestone.

“We’ve not made a plinth for a piece of artwork before; turning our hand to different commissions is what we do and enjoy.”