jorge de la cruz: a wooden stool
 
jorge de la cruz: a wooden stool jorge de la cruz: a wooden stool
apr 07, 2012

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

raw material

video

manufacturing process

every edge is rounded, differing from the orthogonal edge of plastified boards of furniture that imitates wood

wood turning process

http://www.jorgedelacruz.net

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