Sunday, November 20, 2011

Scrap timber stool project 2011 - Finally DONE!

The scrap timber is beautifully revived by Daryl O'Brien and his accompany.

At the beginning of this year, he took me Darra joinery. There were the mountains of scrap timbers in there. How sad, environmentally not happy too!

Here is a release for this 20 limited edition's stools. Please read through. It's just stool. But we can see the beauty of timber's nature!!

The need for a multi-purpose but aesthetically appealing furniture object using recycled materials lead to this simple scrap timber stool composition featuring a“Tsugi-hagi (patching the scrap textiles on cloths)” motif.
Tsugi-hagi, it was common for everyday cloths to make the life longer in Japan.

The stool will also show the variety of timber’s beauty which is those original features such as “Hakone Yosegi zaiku”

This simple piece can be multiplied to expand its use as seats, table, stand or shelving. Otherwise it can be a
simple stand alone piece of art to be simply enjoyed for the beautiful hues radiated by each timber strip.

The uniqueness of each piece is preserved because each stool has variable timber species fixed in random widths and hues not seen in the next stool.

The stool construction is simple glued and clamped timbers without any fixings.

The project bought together various artists and skilled craft persons:

Overall concept and Japanese vintage fabrics ; Kazuyo Kashiwagi

Detail design and construction; Bloc; Daryl O’Brien

Motif configuring and typography; Gemma O’Brien

Timber scraps from Darra Joinery ; John, Tony and Jill.

Various Australasian timber species were randomly selected including cedars, silky oaks, jarrah, rosewood,
silver ash, pine, mahogany and kwila.

Other contributors included Brizsteel (steel jig), Hermann Schoenhart (laser cutting), CNC Creations (branding iron), Ed Mcdonnell and Taiki Yamoako (Bloc construction) and Paddington Hardware (Danish oil and Mother of Pearl natural bees wax.

Many thanks for all!
If interested this 20 limited edition, please contact to Daryl O'Brien

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