kaspar hamacher: ausgebrannt
kaspar hamacher: ausgebrannt kaspar hamacher: ausgebrannt
jul 26, 2010

kaspar hamacher: ausgebrannt

‘ausgebrannt’ all photos by christine bongarts, belgium

belgian designer kaspar hamacher has produced a series of low stools / tables made from tree trunks which have been formed by use of fire. fittingly named ‘ausgebrannt’ which means ‘burned out’ in german, a tree trunk has been cut into segments varying in length. all the bark is stripped from the exterior and fire is then used to hollow out parts of the trunk to create legs.

tall stool / table

‘ausgebrannt’ series



up close look at the ‘burned out’ effect

  • cool as f*ck! And the name is insane!

    t says:
  • Very interesting work Kaspar !

    Alain Gilles says:
  • I think the versions of Maarten Baas are much better.

    Floris says:
  • just unique

    classy says:
  • Maarten burnt existing furniture. Kaspar uses fire to build furniture.

    Henrick says:
  • what a WASTE of marterial…
    thank you for not burning a tree for making 3 elegant prehistoric toothpicks

    cheall says:
  • arguably, these look as though they were made of checked up
    stump wood. WISE use of material

    fred r says:
  • the close up showed a nice aesthetic change from the smooth light wood and the dark rough charred underside, which is nice, but from far away the designs look poorly executed. if the wood was more sculpted and refined before the burning out process, it would have an even more striking appearance.

    k says:
  • I like them. I wonder what was done to deal with the very dirty burned charcoal…

    Free Form Constructural Realism says:
  • looks very pure!!!! I like!!!!

    FAB says:

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