This beautifully proportioned bench is made from salvaged Ash heartwood, each piece hand-selected, oiled and sanded to reveal a unique wood grain pattern that reflects the tree’s history. The elegantly tapered black legs are made from solid wood. I’ve named it for Rosalind Franklin, the brilliant chemist whose Photo 51 (an X-ray image of crystallized DNA) is perhaps the most important photo ever taken.
‘Alarmingly clever’, Rosalind made a crucial contribution to the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure. Unbeknownst to her, Watson and Crick saw her data and Photo 51, which they later admitted was critical to their work. She also researched viruses and coal. Unfortunately, Rosalind died young, but she lived with passion and vigour, enjoying travel, trekking and hiking. A book about her life exposed the striking sexism in the ‘clubby’ world of scientific research.
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