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Lovely Patterns On Chairs That Look Like PANTONE Swatches Made Without Paint
By Yap Yen, 13 Nov 2015
This new process by Japanese designer Kazuya Koike transforms plain-looking plywood into what looks like blue PANTONE swatches.
For their ‘descresc series’ of chairs, there is actually no paint involved. The color is baked right into the wood, highlighting the unique burl patterns of the wood instead of obscuring them.
Collaborating with Japanese textile processing company Gisen Company, Koike found that dying strips of maple veneer using Gisen’s textile dyes could create a lovely blue patina to the wood, which left the maple’s spiral pattern.
The process and the series of chairs were presented at the Material Design Exhibition held at Material Connexion Tokyo during Tokyo Design Week. Visit their website to view the whole series.
[via Fast Company, images by Kenta Hasegawa for Doogdesign]
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