As a result of disposability being a main theme of today’s society we are unable to forge relationships with everyday objects like we used to. We feel a certain warmth towards objects we own because of the patina accrued over time. “Brian” is an exploration of materials in the form of a finished piece of furniture: a public bench constructed through the mediums of concrete, elm wood, paraffin jelly and lace in such a way as to age in a very obvious manner. Through use, cracks will appear on the outer layer of Brian, allowing warm light and colour to permeate through. The everyday user will see Brian age over time and forge a relationship with both Brian and the place in which it is situated.