The Fungi Screen is made of four wood boards obtained by sawing dead Beech trees with their native populations of fungal colonies, recovered in the Italian Dolomite forest. The vertical arrangement seems to evoke the original forest trees, according to the idea of environmental cross-section of this extraordinary setting, and with the aim to transcend its ordinary perception.
One of the outstanding effects of the early stages of wood decay is the fungi texture inside the matter of the tree: the fungal growth can create some of the most dramatic and beautiful wood color changes with regions of discoloration and intricate patterns of amazing dark lines, adding a new dimension to the woodgrain. Wood decay fungi is always unique. No two pieces are exactly the same because there’s precise time, place and environmental conditions for its genesis.
The natural wood live edges are frozen in a special extraclear resin resembling the winter ice that blocked the fungal activity. Freezing time at the end of the material’s cycle and giving it a new life before it goes to waste. The transient beauty of Nature becomes eternal.
Salone Satellite 2016 _ Milan
165 x H 220 cm / Customizable Sizes, Design and Finishes
Beech WOOD with FUNGI Texture,
Concealed HINGES in burnished brass, with 180° opening angle.
Natural Wood surface not covered by resin on the section planes. Selective wood coating with matt natural effect.