Jorge de la Cruz
2012
The grain

Swedish pine wood
Series of wooden objects based on an archetypal shape where the leading protagonist is its brushed finished material. Called 'The Grain', the pieces are constructed from Swedish pine and are hand-finished with a metal wire brush to remove the soft part of the wood surface and remain the wood grain that is harder. This process accentuates the grain wood drawing, its most representative element that comes from the rings
of the tree. A matte lacquer is applied to protect the surface giving it a smooth final surface.
The project maximizes the expression of the material and tell us about its production. The collection includes a stool and three different containers. Every edge of the stool is rounded, differing from the orthogonal edge of plastified boards of furniture that imitates wood.


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