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Kaspar Hamacher Uses Fire-Sculpting to Create Spectacular Tree Trunk Furniture

by , 06/21/11

Recycling / Compost,Milan Furniture Fair,Green Resources,Green Products,green furniture,Botanical,Art,fire sculpting, burnt furniture,biodegradable furniture, compostable furniture, belgium design, rough and ready

Belgium designer Kaspar Hamacher works from his primal instinct when creating his spectacular wood furniture pieces. Dubbed ‘Ausgebrannt’ (‘Burnt Out’), his collection of wooden tables and stools were created using what one could easily call a ‘non-traditional’ working technique: fire sculpting. The son of a forester, Hamacher was born in the middle of the woods where he today finds the raw materials for creating his honest, rough and one-of-a-kind designs.

Recycling / Compost,Milan Furniture Fair,Green Resources,Green Products,green furniture,Botanical,Art,fire sculpting, burnt furniture,biodegradable furniture, compostable furniture, belgium design, rough and ready

To make his burnt out designs, Kaspar Hamacher uses local trees that have fallen or been dead for at least three years. He cuts the found pieces into segments, strips them of their bark off and then uses fire to hollow out the trunk to create the legs.

Hamacher is a trained carpenter who studied product design in the Netherlands. He has worked in Brussels and exhibited his designs at the Milan Furniture Fair and other important European exhibitions. But it was after his whirlwind experience that he decided to go back to the woods and set up his own atelier near his hometown.

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Photo © Kaspar Hamacher

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