bonsoir paris: melting wooden sculptures bonsoir paris: melting wooden sculptures
dec 18, 2011

bonsoir paris: melting wooden sculptures

‘duramen series’ by bonsoir paris all images courtesy of bonsoir paris  all images © davina muller

french design duo rémy clémente and morgan maccari of bonsoir paris have designed ‘duramen series’, consisting of three sculptures. 
for each piece, the shape of a picture frame has been manipulated to a point where it can no longer function as such, 
but still remains recognizable. the forms have been carved, sanded and finished by hand, out of various types of woods
such as oak and fir. the contrast between the natural colors of and textures of the material help define the detailed contours of the carvings. 

polished linden on hammered pear 250 cm x 120 cm (98 inches x 47 inches)

sketch of duramen 2500/1200

‘duramen 2500/1100’

polished oak on sanded fir 250 cm x 110 cm (98 inches x 43 inches)


sketch of duramen 2500/1100 

‘duramen 2200/600’

glossy wenge 220 cm x 60 cm (86 inches x 24 inches)


sketch of duramen 2200/600

process of hand carving wooden sculptures 

using a variety of tools to get the organic shapes 

sanding the wood 

transportation process 

project info:

art direction / design: bonsoir paris
sculpture: adrien corroler 
cabinet: kwantiq 
design / achievement: jules cairon 
post-production: cédric hugonnet @ studio collet
  • Superbe !!!!

    Jean-Pierre Pérusse says:
  • Awesome p[url=]i[/url]ce of contemporary art

    kon says:
  • One of the coolest feats of woodworking I have ever seen! This is so unbelievable.

    Tinj says:
  • The craftsmanship is admirable. Would be even better if they calculated the volumes of the melted parts and original parts. In the first two pieces there is an excess of melted stuff that seem to appear out of nowhere. The last object doesn’t suffer from this flaw and it is my favorite.

    airborne says:
  • Magnificent! I am loving the cutting-edge approach.

    Micah Joël says:
  • great craftsmanship but really wasted……
    this looks like melting feces!!!!!!!
    It cannot be denied

    Charmain Giuliani says:
  • Wow! This work is mind blowing! Awesome.

    Loli says:
  • nice..

    joseph says:

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