Our cones funnel the view, the wind, the sound – and you – if you care to slide through! They are a conduit (and an amplifier) for memories and sounds telling the history of this place. The first British jet-powered aircraft was designed, built and first flew from an airfield on this site. Press the button in either cone to hear the stories we gathered. But our cones are deliberately ambiguous – evoking lilies and trumpets as much as aero-engines. They are hard metal fabrications, but soft forms. They are works of craft. Each one is made from 24 rolled and formed aluminium ‘leaves’, hand riveted together.


Derek James:

For: Tewkesbury Borough Council, Frontier Key.
With: Richard Stump.