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High Eccentricity

With Wallpaper* magazine and Studio Libertiny

A new turn on tradition for Wallpaper* Handmade

'High Eccentricity’ stool / pedestal

Making the most of Brdr Krüger’s famous woodturning skills, this stool/pedestal by Studio Libertiny is a modern take on the traditional woodworking technique of off-axis, or eccentric, woodturning. As a result, its dynamic, asymmetrical shape offers an ever-changing profile. Made from solid Dinesen Douglas pine, the piece’s unexpected form feels tactile and organic. A colour treatment of blue linseed oil accentuates the lighter and darker grains in the wood.

 

The unique piece was presented at the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition in Milan 2015.

 

Dimensions: w28 x d28 x h73 cm

We believe that the best results are achieved when designers and craftsmen work together throughout the entire process; this way, you get the best of both worlds – the creative visions and the knowledge of materialising them.

Tomáš Libertíny

Known for his experimental approach, Rotterdam-based Tomáš Libertíny creates extraordinary designs born of his natural curiosity and investigations around nature and science.


The project was first conceived by Tomáš Libertíny when travelling around Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. ‘As we drove around the rocky shore, I noticed the windswept facades of the cliffs and the solitary columns in the ocean,’ he explains. ‘They were formed by millions and millions of waves and bracing wind, sanded down to a thin stump.' I wanted to take that poetry of a windswept survivor from stone into wood – woodturning is a speeded up version of a natural erosion.

Made from solid Dinesen Douglas pine, the piece’s unexpected form feels tactile and organic. A treatment of iron oxide linseed oil helps to emphasize the dense grain of the wood.