To quote my friend, Furniture Sam, “texture is under represented in custom furniture in favour of contrasting colours or really figured woods”. I never thought about it much, but once I start looking around I totally see it. Most modern custom wood
furniture while may be beautiful, usually is smooth and lacking texture, but wood textures vary so greatly, there is a fast array of textural opportunities for designers.
High-end and forward-thinking designers are tapping into this generally untapped element of wood furniture design. It’s so cool to see designers creating unique looks from unexpected means, often with an eco-conscious mentality. Here are some of my favourites.
Which also comes in green (and grey). Yup, that’s made from wood. Hand carved with a band saw.
5) Moooi wasn’t the first to use burnt wood. According to Furniture Sam, the Japanese started burning wood siding years ago because it actually becomes fire and insect resistant afterwards. The Bilge lounge chair by Uhuru is another example of previously burnt wood used in furniture construction and is simply gorgeous. It’s made from reclaimed bourbon barrel staves and leaf springs from New York City fire trucks.