Furniture Crush: Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Israel based product designer, Hilla Shamia, has taken two unglamorous materials – burnt wood and aluminum – and combined them to form some spectacular furniture.

Furniture combining cast aluminum and wood. The negative factor of burnt wood is transformed into aesthetic and emotional value by preservation of the natural form of the tree trunk, within explicit boundaries. The general, squared form intensifies the artificial feeling, and at the same time keeps the memory of the material.

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