The original, award-winning “Garrison” was a sculptural iron casting intended for use as a stool or side table. It recycled two tons of rebar, enough to release a limited-edition run of 102 units, salvaged from the 2015 demolition of the namesake Garrison bridge near Toronto’s Fort York.
The first 51 units of the “Garrison” series featured a bronze-coated tip. That detail was the inspiration behind this recent addition to the line, limited to 30 units, in which the entire unit is cast in solid bronze and given a mirror-polished, waxed finish. STACKLAB and its partnering firm Rebart procured two tons of bridge rebar, enough to release a limited-edition run of 102 units. Units 52 to 102 are all iron.
Honouring central-eastern Canada’s manufacturing heritage, the “Garrison” was cast in sand – the same process used to produce machine parts for heavy industry. The sand-casting process produces faintly perceptible irregularities that enhance the Garrison’s tactile appeal.