PRESSED WOOD BLACK by Johannes Hemann
Industry Gallery presented âPressed wood blackâ by German Designer Johannes Hemann at Design Days Dubai this month.
The series âpressed woodâ is based on the traditional technique of bent wood, but I took this idea a few steps further and combined it with pressure to get a different look. The first step is to put pressure on fresh cut wood and divide it into its fibres. Thereafter the traditional bending technique is being used: steaming the wood and bending it into moulds.
Finally the fibrous wood with glue being pressed into the mold. Due to the wood being divided into its fibres, it is possible to achieve much smaller radii or to change the nature round base to a rectangular profile, for example, or any other shape that might follow For this series I am using U shaped bases which are combined to make a table and a stool by combining 2 U shaped branches with glass or a leather/ wood combination. The light is totally shaped from fibrous wood. The parts are stained in black.
stool: beech, leather 30 x 30 x 50cm
side table: beech, tinted glass Ã¸ 50cm , height 55cm
table light: spruce Ã¸ 17cm, height 45cm
floor light spruce Ã¸ 36cm, height 165cm
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