The conversation between fire & wood: an event of energy and decay
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.
The charring treatment expresses the inevitable, an invitation to look the reality as a flux of constant decaying in all material things and all living beings.
The result is a piece of vast information for almost all senses, coaxed from the smell of burnt to the inflicted surface that can be caressed with the fingertips, along with the visual appealing from the remains of the reaction, all reside in the aesthetics of imperfection.
Yakisugi, the ancient Japanese technique of burned the wood for preservation, has been adapted by CarmWorks, as part of limited edition pieces that renders beauty in the illusion of permanence.
CarmWorks creates handmade furniture influenced by the observation in nature & inspired by three simple realities: nothing last, nothing is complete and nothing is perfect.