ELEVEN DESIGNERS EXPLORE THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WOOD
Imagine a material that grows naturally from the ground, is strong and non-toxic, highly versatile and gets better with age: a material whose properties include carbon storage and, once used, is easy to recycle. Happily, it exists. It is wood.
For Gallery FUMI’s first exhibition of 2021, eleven of the gallery’s artists have created new pieces, which demonstrate the incredible range and versatility that wood offers, from the purity of a polished plank to a new method of recycling sawdust and shavings into a fully useable material.
“Frank Lloyd Wright called it the most humanly intimate of all materials” says Sam Pratt, of FUMI.
“And we thought that was a value that has as much relevance now as throughout the history of design” adds his co-founder Valerio Capo.
Words by Caroline Roux
PH Courtesy of Benita Marcussen