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Wonderwood: Multifunctional Objects Made Using Marquetry

12.15.15 | By
Wonderwood: Multifunctional Objects Made Using Marquetry
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Marquetry is a decades-old craft that artisans developed where they assembled pieces of veneer to form a decorative pattern. The craftsmen are few and far between these days, so interior architect and product designer Richard Yasmine created Wonderwood, a project that utilizes the art of marquetry in a modern way.

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Using different types woods, that had various textures, colors, and scents, the pieces were assembled into modern patterns creating a solid piece that was turned on a lathe and then sculptured into the desired shape. The results are sculpture pieces of art.

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Photos by BizarreBeirut.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.