alcarol recover discarded pieces of logs from the undergrowth of the Italian Dolomite mountains and preserve the natural bark surface , which is embedded in a resin resembling the water that generated their life.
The design engages with the alcarol’s concept of environmental cross-section. By filling the gaps with resin, alcarol achieves a new functionality with the poetic choice to freeze time at the end of the material’s cycle and giving it a new life before it goes to waste.
The section planes – through touch, sight and olfaction of different materials – allow to transcend the ordinary perception of a place.
London Design Festival 2014
90 x 90 x H. 30 cm / Customizable Sizes, Design and Finishes
Plum Solid WOOD,
Extraclear Polished RESIN ,
Burnished STEEL Legs
Natural Wood surface not covered by resin on the section planes. Selective wood coating with matt natural effect.