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Phlegm has created this incredible installation as part of The Festival of The Mind
The artwork may be found at Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield. The Grade II listed building was once a huge Coop Department store, located in an area of Sheffield with a long history of market trading.
The installation is free to view and open to the public from 18th – 28th September 2014
History of Castle House
In 1964 Castle House was officially opened…realising the dream of the Brightside and Carbrook Co-operative, to create not just a shop, but a shopping experience that would be a gift to every housewife in Sheffield! Supported by 106,000 cooperative members, the building represented a holistic retail experience across four storeys, incorporating a food hall, clothing, furniture, flooring, offices and a restaurant.
The innovative architectural design by George S. Hay was influenced by American department store design. A spiral staircase whisked shoppers through the centre of the building, from where they could experience the myriad of products available. The architectural design was augmented by contemporary sculpture and topped-off with a view over the city.