Jorge de la Cruz has developed a series of wooden canisters based on an archetypal shape where the leading protagonist is its brushed finished material. Entitled 'canisters I', the pieces are constructed from Swedish pine.
These pieces have a hand-finished that consists in brushing the wood with a metal wire brush to remove the soft part of the wood surface and remaining the wood grain that is harder. Applying a matt lacquer to protect the wood completes the process and also it gives more smoothness to the surface.
This brushed finish accentuates the grain wood drawing, its most representative element that comes from the rings of the tree.
The goal is taking to the maximum the expression of the material and telling the history of its fabrication.
This project belongs to ‘The grain’ series.