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Many years ago I used fire for the first time in the production of my wooden objects. At first I was only concerned with the deep black color in contrast to unfired surfaces. Over time, however, you realize that this technique can do much more than just produce black. Since then, this traditional Japanese technique (Shou Sugi Ban) has become a focus of my work and can be found in many objects.


Originally, Shou Sugi Ban was about preserving timber, because the carbonized surface is much more resistant to fungal attack, moisture and fire. In addition, it is particularly interesting for the design that the annual rings in most types of wood do not burn evenly, but a three-dimensional texture is created. This creates an extraordinary surface that emphasizes the soul of the wood in an inimitable way.

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