Rotterdam-based designer Chris Kabel has created ‘wood ring bench’, a group of 100 trapezium-shaped pieces. Similar to a wooden barrel, the parts are held together with a metal strap, eliminating the need for adhesives and allowing for flexibility. Since the segments all come from the same 10 meter long piece of lumber, special attention was paid to retaining a continuous wood grain when the seat is assembled.
The Oregon pine used for the project is originally from Canada, where it lay in the river for a year washing out wood acids. It then dried in the Netherlands for the following two years. Finished with a matte transparent varnish, the final product measures 3 meters in diameter.
‘Wood Ring Bench’ will be exhibited at the Galerie Kreo in Paris from March 8th until May 2nd, 2012.