Giving a functional purpose and a contemporary style to a "primitive" material is at the heart of ROU Materiaal's philosophy.... Read More
Giving a functional purpose and a contemporary style to a "primitive" material is at the heart of ROU Materiaal's philosophy. This unique coffeetable has a top fashioned from a piece of a centenary ginkgo biloba, with two metal legs. The raw wood is treated with epoxy resins using traditional restoration techniques and acrylic colors that result in a dual surface: one opaque and one glossy, merging without a precise borderline for a striking visual effect. The concept behind the work is that of the stratification of the fluids that flow in the earth. the wood on which the colors and resins have been given is centenary therefore it represents in a broad sense a primitive world in which the waters have dug the rocks and left their marks.