Extrusion Series - Philippe Malouin
Philippe Malouin explores with Lebanese artisans the assembling system of combined intarsia and lathe technique. Both intarsia and lathe are ancient crafts that originated in the Middle East around 1200 BC. The objects are composed of hundreds of single crossing pieces assembled together to create the pattern according to the intarsia process. The bold objects are then turned on the lathe to confer a precise and unique shape. Malouin design brings with this project an innovative simplification and experimentation in the building process of Middle Eastern woodworking while exposing this ancient process to the viewer.
Carwan commission 2012, produced in Lebanon
low bowl 30cm d x 8cm h
stool 30cm d x 44cm h
side table 40cm d x 30cm h
high tray 25 cm d x 90 cm h