Inspired by the process of steam bending wood, the beach rings, produced in Udine in northern Italy, where generations of skilled craftsmen still use the crude and basic processes of timber manipulation using steam and compression forcing the raw material to curl, making a very unnatural 'animated' form.
From the Designers:
We wanted to use these curled wooden blanks.......normally never seen outside the workshop environment.....in their pre- machined state to remain as they are and serve as raw structures for stacking and printing. 'We stacked the rings, like used tyres from a car breakers yard, and Richard printed his wood grain pattern onto the surface '.
Galerie VIVID Edition of 8 + 2 A.P. in four colour options and two size options, Printed birch wood and colored glass, 73 x 73 x 54 cm; 28.7 x 28.7 x 21.3 inch / 51 x 51 x 65 cm; 25.6 x 25.6 x 21.3 inch