A Geometrical Study by Lars Frideen / £55, available from Momosan Shop
Lars Frideen is one of the designers I asked to participate in the current exhibition “Hexagon”. I always appreciated his knowlegde and passion in wood.
The projects starts with cutting six identical pieces of wood with a hole drilled in centre of each pieces. These pieces are put together to form a cube. All sides are then cut at a 45 degree angle and all corners are then cut off at a 35 degree angle. What you are left with a form consisting of number of geometrical shapes; circle, triangle, square, hexagon, octagon and rhombus.
Wood used are reclaimed wood that Lars has collected over the years. For examples, Jarrah salvaged after decades of service off the coast in Whitstable, a log of Hinoki brought back in his suitcase from Japan or a small piece of Rosewood from Brazil found on the street in London.
Lars does not give a specific use to this beautifully crafted object but the users can give variety of purposes depending on their imaginations; an educational toy, a penholder, a candle holder, sculpture on the desk ….
Lars also made boxes for the geometric balls. From angled off-cuts, he also made hexagonal coasters. This piece reminds me of Hakone’s Yosegi-zaiku in Japan. Lovely addition to the tea-time set.
All left from this project are saw dust and wood chipping. He is planning to make paper out of them!
Wood used in the process including; Ash, Cherry, English Oak, American Oak, Hinoki, Sugi, Red Cedar, Iroko, Burmese Teak, Rosewood, Mahogany and Jarrah.