May 26, 2017 | By Sarah Housley
Experience Lifestyle & Interiors on WGSN.
Inspired by the way a plant transports water and nourishment from the roots through its grain, forward-thinking London-based design studio Raw Edges added pigment to the tree to try and get a block of wood painted from within. And it worked.
The result is Endgrain, a collection of furniture and decorative accessories engulfed by a delicate three-dimensional pattern inspired by chequered textiles. The pieces are made of colourful timbers that are then glued together keeping the grain facing vertically; when sculpted into product they give way to surprising graphic distortions. The profiles and sides of the tables and shelves are curved, revealing how the colour runs through the whole grain, and how the pattern looks different on this curve to how it appears on the horizontal tops.
These first pieces of the Endgrain collection have been privately commissioned and were presented during a solo exhibition at Brussels Design September at independent gallery [Senne], after which they will remain with the collector.
– Gemma Riberti
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