By appropriating visual tropes of modernist design Giles Round intends to explore the history of ideological positions and in doing so propose new methods of living and production. The Coniston Secession Warrior Service is an installation composed of a jug, vase and table that seeks to explore alternative histories of modernism and propose varying ways of perceiving this past. By drawing on aesthetics associated with modernism's design history Round ignites questions about the use value and function of being an artist and the strange distance and objectified categories of objects of art and objects of function. As part of this installation a wilted flower was held in the vase, pruned from the grounds at CASS in order to suggest the ravages of time and unrelenting steady march of progress, escalated by design movements such as modernism. Giles Round was invited to make these works by artists and curators Robert Rush and Alex Hoda who invited 9 other artists to also create ceramic works in the wood-fired kiln at Cass Sculpture Foundation in 2015. These works were part of exhibition Rough Music and were made functional either as tables, glasses, jugs, mugs etc. at a dinner at Edel Assanti gallery in London.