sit down

15 February – 14 March 2020
Preview: Saturday 15 February, 6-8pm

Simon Harlow and Lewis Harley have created a new design object especially for A-M-G5’s space in Oxford House, Glasgow – a table and bench seat almost hewn into the negative space of a 1000mm x 1000mm x 1000mm cube.


Developed by Harlow and Harley, Mirrl is a solid surface material on a birch plywood substrate made using resin and colour. It is custom made is small batches using a technique inspired by Japanese lacquerware from the island of Hokkaido and has a distinctive organic pattern. In the object for A-M-G5, Mirrl is being used to provide a small self-contained environment to sit in – a place that one may go to do some thinking. This is a nod to specific allocations of space and material within daily Japanese life that are chosen to represent, or allow access to, certain states of mind.


Room 106 Oxford House, 71 Oxford Street, Glasgow G5 9EP