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Yakisugi

The conversation between fire & wood: an event of energy and decay

Bowls burn CarmWorks Yakisugi

I’m interested to be responsible for an event, where change is the main driver. As soon as the wood gets in contact with fire, the material tries to escape from the heat, is where the cracks start to appear, a confrontation on how the wood fights for not disappear, for not getting into ashes.

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Malick

The side table Malick, an interpretation of structure, balance, and rhythm; focusing on the intricacies of weight by considering a well-established aspect of geometries not only followed by function but also a good response in the visual naturalness of the piece.

Malick Table by CarmWorks Colombia
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Malick Table by CarmWorks Colombia

CarmWorks creates handmade furniture influenced by the observation in nature & inspired by three simple realities: nothing last, nothing is complete and nothing is perfect.

Patterns

When we see patterns, we are looking at them but not observing them, not engaging directly with what is happening, but we are trying to find some sort of link or meaning with genuine curiosity. 

We therefore become part of a process of engagement: a slowing down in time, giving the chance for other meanings emerge. By doing this, we can establish a relation that permits us to undergo real contemplation.

Just as the breeze touches our ears and makes them cold, the sound of the rain on the observing and feeling textures on different surfaces makes us aware of the moment, aware of the precise present. This embodies a sadness of the fleeting, the ephemeral.

Events that might happen at one single time not able to return, impermanent of what we are attending, this can embodies a melancholy for the ephemeral, and at the same time staying there to be discovered.

We might find imperfections that can challenge our aesthetics; judgments of what should and shouldn’t be, but by accepting these aforementioned imperfections we can find a deeper meaning related to the true nature of life. 

Our task is to observe without predetermined thinking, to leave behind preconceptions of reasoning and able to embrace what we are experiencing in the moment. 

CarmWorks creates handmade furniture influenced by the observation in nature & inspired by three simple realities: nothing last, nothing is complete and nothing is perfect.

Marques

for the creating process, how we absorb the presence of the piece is imperative for me, how we can feel textures, the grain of the wood furrowing the fingertips, walking the eye to observing the veins and consequently the spectrum of smells that is permitted to absorb within the lacquers of the object. Possibilities to enter in a rich experience that emerges by the dynamic engagement with the natural gestures the wood contains.

CarmWorks creates handmade furniture influenced by the observation in nature & inspired by three simple realities: nothing last, nothing is complete and nothing is perfect.

studio

 

CarmWorks is a Colombian design furniture studio focused on handmade woodworking pieces, committed to craft elements which can please the senses by the attentive observation of the gestures that nature gives to the object. The tones and finishes on change as time passes, a reminder of our impermanence and constant change into the world.

These traces; along with the pursuing of the artisan, translate an intangible into a candid response.

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