pernille snedker hansen: marbelous wood
pernille snedker hansen: marbelous wood pernille snedker hansen: marbelous wood
sep 11, 2011

pernille snedker hansen: marbelous wood

‘marbelous wood’ by pernille snedker hansen for danish crafts collection image © designboom

copenhagen designer pernille snedker hansen of snedkerstudio is using an old and almost forgotten technique of marbling, which here interacts with the scandinavian tradition of pine wood surface treatments to create an unusual, slightly psychedelic effect. the marbling patterns are the result of color freely floated on either plain water or a viscous solution and then carefully transferred to the absorbent wood surface.

designboom spotted ‘marbelous wood’ at the danish crafts collection booth in the ‘NOW! design a vivre’ exhibition at the fall edition of maison et objet 2011.

‘marbelous wood’ by pernille snedker hansen image © designboom

the pattern reflects the growth ring patterns in the natural wood.

image © designboomthe wooden planks are made one by one, and thus each floor board acquires a unique pattern of colored stripes.

studies of marble patterns (on paper) image courtesy snedker studio

studies of marble patterns (on paper) image courtesy snedker studio

images courtesy snedker studio

the marbelous wood collection  has been created to vitalize a simple pinewood floor and turn it into a powerful visual experience. it was nominated for the biennale prize at the danish biennale for crafts and design 2011, on show in kolding from may 7 to october 30, 2011.

video courtesy snedker studio

— the fall installment of the bi-annual trade show maison et objet serves as the perfect place to pick up a good dose of product news. for everybody interested in interior design, maison et objet is a huge collection of innovation and talent – all in one place.

maison & objet paris nord,  parc des expositions (villepinte exhibition centre) september 09-13, 2011

  • The images on paper are beautiful. The images on wood—not so much. Why is there no footage of transferring the pigments to the wood? Based on the scale of the pattern on the wood, the dipping bath and pigment pools would have to be very large—much more impressive a feat. Unless of course the boards were just hand painted to kind of look like the real marbling.

    pushstick says:
  • Ottimo lavoro, eccellente intuizione pura sublimazione bravissima…

    bsdes says:
  • I too have marbled on wood and other non traditional surfaces. If you look carefully you can see that the wood planks are all short pieces. It is challenging to do large scale surfaces that are rigid due to the nature of the process. And yes, the pigments seem a bit faded on the wood, but I have had some success with deeper colours. I would imagine it is to allow the wood grain to show through as well, without the woodgrain, the surface could be anything.

    LM says:
  • this is so cool and can anyone tell me what the pigment is made of? i mean like is it a oil based paint?

    jasont says:

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