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Brief Published: 7 Oct 2014

Endgrain Furniture by Raw Edges

Endgrain by Raw Edges

In an innovative approach to colour and construction, London-based design studio Raw Edges has created its latest furniture range by soaking timber in dye. This imbues the wood with colour that sits permanently in the material, rather than coating the surface. Once coloured, the segments of wood are glued together with undyed pieces to form a wooden slab that can be CNC-cut into items of furniture.

The collection currently includes tables, stools and shelves, and each design features curved edges or details to highlight how the colour exists throughout the material, including variation caused by the unusual dyeing method. The curved edges also create interesting optical patterns due to the gridded construction of the surface – a geometric pattern derived from checked textiles.

Creating pattern and colour by manufacturing in this way relinquishes complete control over the final product for consistently unique results. See our Spring/Summer 2016 Design Direction Extend for more inspiration.

The Endgrain collection was launched during Brussels Design September. Look out for more event reporting coming soon from Dutch Design Week, but in the meantime, take a look at our London Design Festival 2014 coverage, published last week.