Ausgebrannt…

 

I absolutely love all things designed out of wood.  It has such a rich character and variety of natural hues.  It is warm and gives a design atmosphere such a great sense of material heritage.  I recently found this furniture designer, Kaspar Hamacher, whose designs were featured at the Milan Furniture Fair and other major European exhibitions.  His collection of wooden tables employs a design technique called Ausgebrannt, which means “burnt out” in German and is essentially fire sculpting.  He uses local, naturally fallen trees that have been dead for at least three years as his material palette.  After harvesting the trunk, Hamacher strips the bark and then uses fire to hollow out the trunk and create legs for the chairs and stools.  Hamacher believes in the purity and honesty of the balanced shape and the use of nature as a central part of his work.  He integrates the roughness of the natural with the sleekness of design and the result is a gorgeous piece of furniture.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images courtesy of DesignBoom and Kaspar Hamacher

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