Product designer Hilla Shamia’s series of wood casting furniture is a balanced blend of natural and artificial. She utilises a technique that combines cast aluminium and chunks of tree trunk seamlessly into an aesthetic whole. On her website she explains, “The negative factor of burnt wood is transformed into aesthetic and emotional value by preservation of the natural form of the tree trunk, within explicit boundaries. The general, squared form intensifies the artificial feeling, and at the same time keeps the memory of the material.” (via Colossal)
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