The Harland & Wolff Cranes.
The Harland & Wolff cranes are known locally as Samson and Goliath, and they are certainly masterpieces of engineering. Towering over the ship yard of Harland & Wolff and visible across the Belfast skyline.
The Harland & Wolff shipyard, founded in 1861, became the biggest ship builders in the world. It holds a special place in our hearts, Tara’s Grandad worked in the Harland & Wolff shipyard during the 1940’s.
Here at SLATED we feel the best way to honour some of Ireland’s Landmarks and Special Places, is to Carve them in Stone.
We are delighted to team up with the wonderfully talented artist and designer Killian Fitzpatrick, who helped us create our vision of the Harland & Wolff Cranes.
You may want Samson & Goliath in pride of place in your kitchen, or on your table. Or for instance you might like to hang them as wall art. Therefore we have added the option for drilled holes, if you would like to hang your piece.
All our slate pieces are cut by hand with a 150 year old slaters knife by Ed Hammond in our Dublin studio. Making each piece completely unique. Our beautiful natural slate pieces all have their own individually textured surface, being uniquely ridged or veined. Every product is backed with felt feet to prevent slippage.
Each SLATED piece is hand packed in our signature gift packaging, before making its way to your home to be used and loved.
If you would like to read more about the history of SLATED, we were featured in this lovely article all about our family heritage in The Irish Times.
If you have any questions about our The SLATED Landmark Collection, please contact us.
If you would like to see more of Killian’s work, you see it here.
Hand cut Slate Board 30 cm x 20 cm.
Made in Ireland
Felt Feet to protect surfaces.
Sealed for food safety.
Slate is Non Dishwasher Safe.