alcarol recovered a stunning walnut log and decided to cut it in two, in order to create a couple of stump stools. The two halves perfectly match, recreating the original log as it was found in the undergrowth of the Italian Dolomite mountains, but the alcarol’s environmental cross-section the alcarol section allows to reveal the intimate essence of wood, hidden in the heart of the log. The natural bark surface is preserved with its native populations of plants, which are embedded in a resin resembling the water that generated their life.
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.
Collect at Saatchi Gallery, London
30 x 30 x H 45 cm / Customizable Sizes, Design and Finishes
Solid Walnut WOOD,
Extraclear Polished RESIN,
FELT hidden at the bottom.
Natural Wood surface not covered by resin on the section planes. Selective wood coating with matt natural effect.