jorge de la cruz: a wooden stool
a wooden stool by jorge de la cruz, 2012
this work comes from the observation of the material, its values and the history of its fabrication. the piece has a hand finished that consists of brushing the wood with a metal wire brush to remove the soft part of the wood surface and remaining the wood grain that is harder. applying a matte lacquer to protect the wood completes the process and also it gives more smoothness to the surface. this brushed finish accentuates the grain wood drawing, its most representative element that comes from the rings of the tree. the goal is taking to the maximum the expression of the material, this is why every edge is rounded, differing from the orthogonal edge of plastified boards of furniture that imitates wood.
the finish adds human value to the product and tell us about its production at a time when the knowledge about how objects are made is losing.
limited edition of 12 pieces + 1 prototype. numbered & signed.
brushed wood finish
twelve signed and numbered pieces
every edge is rounded, differing from the orthogonal edge of plastified boards of furniture that imitates wood
wood turning process
jorge de la cruz (3 articles)
designed for thai brand masaya, the pieces embody the rhythm, movement and flow of chinese calligraphy painting.