Inspired by old English mounting blocks, this monolith is a reinterpretation of those aged stone structures that lie on road sides and at the doorsteps of stately houses that allowed a heightened mounting position for travellers upon their horses. Cut from Montacute Brown Limestone in Somerset, the piece will act as an object that bridges the living room and circulation space at Urban Barn. The stone has gone through an intensive process – roughly hewn to the sides, it retains a character of rawness and is allowed to define its own form by cracking along its crystals. Enhancing its natural colouration and structure, a final hew and chiselling process reveals light cracks that emerge along its veins.