The console is made from recovered unusual black trunks of Oak trees found in a small Alpine peat bog. Radiocarbon dating has revealed that this wood dates from the fifth century. Peatland is a wetland where dead plant material accumulates and the water at the ground surface is acidic, anaerobic, and low in nutrients. When buried wood is deprived of oxygen, it begins to fossilise. The peat protects the wood from normal decay, while the underlying peat, which contains iron salts and other minerals, reacts with the tannins in the wood, gradually giving it a distinct dark brown to almost black colour. The designers choose the best trunks and cut planks while preserving their natural erode edges. The designers use their innovative resin process, to highlight this valuable wood with transparent resin volumes that resemble the water that has preserved the logs for nearly a millennium.
L170 x W40 x H80 cm
Bespoke sizes upon request
Peat Oak wood, extra-clear polished resin, Natural wood surface not covered by resin on the section planes. Wood coating in matte natural effect.