By Gregor Jenkin
As a designer–maker Gregor Jenkin took his cue from the pure practical forms of the Shakers who avoided all unnecessary forms of ornament and focused instead on simple structure and painstaking workmanship. The uncomplicated silhouette of the Hancock is engineered in Jenkin’s signature heavy gauge hot-rolled steel, which if left outdoors, weathers in intricate patterning and detail. The design detail is in the tongue and rivet structure, similar to the Shaker style, forming a graceful line that zig-zags down the planter.
Because of Jenkin’s contemporary twist to an antique style, Hancock planters work well in both urban or country environments especially where there is a moody atmosphere and fall off of light which shows up the riveting. Like much of his furniture they are designed not to overwhelm a space but have a stealth-like presence with just enough subtle detailing to draw attention to the viewer.