Ember

2016

Burned Douglas fir, lacquer & powder-coated steel frame

Sculptural table treated with the Japanese wood-burning technique Shou Sugi Ban, to create a unique texture and a deep black colour. Made from Dinesen offcuts, which would have been sold as firewood.

Originally designed for the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition under the theme ‘Pitch Black’, suggesting exhibitors to work with black as a colour.

 

“We wanted to use light to create dark. A table which looked like it had just been pulled from the fire, yet keep a strong geometric shape” – Troels Flensted

 

The charred wood rests on a metal frame, lifting it from the ground to make it possible to appreciate how the different grain structures have reacted to the flames.

 

Shou Sugi Ban is traditionally used as a natural treatment to prolong the life of wood used on exterior housing surfaces. Different surface treatments of the charred wood were tested in order to achieve a table which looked as natural as possible yet durable enough to withstand the test of everyday life.

 

Thanks to Brdr. Krüger for collaborating on this project – Your help and expertise was invaluable

photo credit: Alexander Arnild Peitersen & Alex Aretuse

 

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