Wood is an age-old resource that never ceases to surprise and inspire creative minds. Chiseled or hammered, varnished or left raw, this material can reveal a multitude of aspects depending on the way it is worked. Acumen deciphers for you four talents that sublimate wood.
Nicholas Shurey, the carved wood
Architect turned cabinetmaker, British artist Nicholas Shurey fascinates with his emotional approach to materials. His creations, with their organic curves, navigate between objects, furniture, and sculpture. Sensory pieces exalt the essence of wood with finesse.
The marquetry of the Verbaan studio
At Studio Verbaan, wood is the foundation of creation. Taking up the conventions of traditional marquetry, the Dutch duo infuses a contemporary look to their pieces. Abstract forms, all in curves, which accompany the functionality of the object.
Baptiste Lanne and his poetic lights
It is by wanting to reconnect with the freedom of childhood that the designer Baptiste Lanne became interested in working with wood. This material, which the Earth produces endlessly, allows him to create furniture and lighting with organic shapes. Utilitarian objects to which the artist breathes a poetic aura.
Wood in its brutality by Jean-Guillaume Mathiaut
With the eye of an architect and the skill of a cabinetmaker, Jean-Guillaume Mathiaut gives new life to trunks and branches of wood found in the forest. From his sharp and straightforward blade strokes, landscape furniture is born, true architectures that reveal the raw beauty of the material.