Blocks dyed is different pigments are then glued together with the grains facing vertically to create three-dimensional patterns - then shaped with a computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine. ‘Endgrain’ is therefore a process that starts very crafty and ends quite industrial.
Set up in an entrance hall, the series consists of a bench, an armchair and a console table. Commisioned by WHO? shown WHERE exactly?
Inspired by checked patterns, the grid arrangement of the coloured blocks introduces what we usually see in textiles into three dimensional wooden piece. When sculpting these 2D patterned blocks into the finish objects, the volumetric shape distorts the graphic patterns in a surprising and unexpected way that feels almost like a three dimensional marquetry.
As the pattern relies on the form, all three pieces off furniture differ in shape, cuts and angles so various compositions are revealed. Furthermore, the console table and its metal legs are reflected in a mirror, creating the illusion of an overall shape.