henry baumann transforms wooden drums into one cut spiral
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nov 25, 2013
henry baumann transforms wooden drums into one cut spiral


henry baumann transforms wooden drums into one cut spiral
image © kristof vrancken
all images courtesy of henry baumann

 

 

 

giving new life to materials that others have discarded, designer henry baumann has transformed wooden cable drums, commonly found on building sites into the ‘one cut’ spiral. the sculptural installation is formed using only slice through the original material, ensuring that there are no unwanted leftovers. the project is based on the concept of creating something new without acquiring any additional waste, or needing many alterations or additions done to it. the re-appropriated drums were too big and heavy for one person to handle, they needed to be cut in order to be made manageable. by incorporating the wooden round plates with a spiral cut, baumann was able to make a new formation, yet still respect the integrity of the original object. the only element added to the original material to hold it altogether was a little bit of glue.

 

 


‘henry one cut’
video courtesy of henry baumann

 

 


sitting object: lamp-bed-lounge chair
image © kristof vrancken

 

 


sitting object and lamp shade

 

 


detail of the wooden material
image © kristof vrancken

 

 


the spiral shape is made using only one cut of the original material
image © daniel van hauten

 

 


the cone illuminated from within
image © daniel van hauten

 

 


base material
image © daniel van hauten

 

 


’4 1/2 circles – henry baumann voor toegepast 18′
video courtesy of designplatform

 

 

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