Curious Trends

27/11/2010

Wood and marquetry in design


Going back to primordial style basics has meant a revival of old crafts like wood turning and marquetry. Here are some of the examples recently spotted:



Information Ate My Table by Zachary Eastwood-Bloom. This beechwood table ‘questions society’s dichotomous relationship with information and the digital age, as the quantity and accessibility of it both aids as well as overburdens us.’ Ironically, this curious piece could not have been made without the assistance of digitally informed design, cutting and milling processes – yet its function becomes disabled due to the process of its making.

Hand turned wooden plates and bowls, made in Cornwall from sustainable sources by Gary Allson.





Modern marquetry as furniture and design art:




Wood used in sculptural art



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