This Dyed Wood Furniture Features Distorted Grids Of Checked Patterns

Endgrain Collection By Raw-Edges

 

Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of design studio Raw-Edges, have created the Engrain Collection, a group of furniture pieces (bench, armchair and console table) that are made using dyed woods to create colorful and artistic furniture pieces.

 

Endgrain Collection By Raw-Edges

The designer’s description

The collection is an elaboration of the Endgrain technique we developed previously at the studio. The idea behind ‘Endgrain’ is to harness the grain of the wood in order to carry dye right the way through sections of timber.

Endgrain Collection By Raw-Edges

Blocks dyed different pigments are then glued together with the grains facing vertically to create three-dimensional patterns – then shaped with a computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine. ‘Endgrain’ is therefore a process that starts very crafty and ends quite industrial.

Endgrain Collection By Raw-Edges

Inspired by checked patterns, the grid arrangement of the coloured blocks introduces what we usually see in textiles into three dimensional wooden piece.

Endgrain Collection By Raw-Edges

When sculpting these 2D patterned blocks into the finish objects, the volumetric shape distorts the graphic patterns in a surprising and unexpected way that feels almost like a three dimensional marquetry.

Endgrain Collection By Raw-Edges

As the pattern relies on the form, all three pieces off furniture differ in shape, cuts and angles so various compositions are revealed.

Endgrain Collection By Raw-Edges

Furthermore, the console table and its metal legs are reflected in a mirror, creating the illusion of an overall shape.

Endgrain Collection By Raw-Edges

Here are a few photos of the wood process.

Endgrain Collection By Raw-Edges

Endgrain Collection By Raw-Edges

Endgrain Collection By Raw-Edges


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