Tivoli studio – timber

140224_Tivoli Studio_Web6Our studio fitout seemed opportune timing to investigate new materials and techniques. We had long been intrigued by the traditional Japanese technique of charring timber to preserve it known as ‘Shou Sugi Ban‘.

Some experimentation ensued with a blow torch and we were really happy with the results. This technique added a beautiful sheen to the timber and depending on the length of burning, revealed varying degrees of a browns and charcoals.

140224_Tivoli Studio_Web7We decided that this will form the basis of the finishing technique for our modular units of feature timber pieces measuring approximately 70 x 70mm.

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