Imperfection is what drives the train of carefully hand-made products. Israel-based product designer Hilla Shamia showcases a wonderful symbiosis between wood and metal in her Wood Casting collection. Creating an inspiring way of combining wood and cast aluminium, the designer sees beauty in the imperfection and highlights it for us to take a closer look: “The negative factor of burnt wood is transformed into aesthetic and emotional value by preservation of the natural form of the tree trunk, within explicit boundaries. The general, squared form intensifies the artificial feeling, and at the same time keeps the memory of the material.”
Molted aluminum is poured directly into the wood, burning its way into the crevices to shape unique furniture pieces. The tables and benches preserve the old tree trunks while exhibiting a fresh, modern design. Slightly burned in the zone where the two materials meet, the wood evokes new visual potential for the world of furniture design. How do you feel about this cast aluminum and wood furniture? We would love to know if you’ve seen anything resembling this technique before. Enjoy and share if you liked the uniqueness of this collection!