Inspired by the traditional woodturning technique, a young, Madrid-based designer Jorge de la Cruz has realised this three-piece collection called ‘Between centres’. Consisting of a stool, banquette and a dining/working table models, the understated, minimalist series features characteristic marks synonymous with the process of woodturning and the pieces, which are available in wither maple or dyed birch wood, were first presented earlier last month during Dutch Design Week 2012 in Eindhoven. Watch the production process of the series in the video below…
More about the series:
‘Spanish designer Jorge de la Cruz presents a series of wooden furniture developed from its production system: woodturning between centers. The collection includes a stool, a banquette and a table; available in maple wood and black-dyed birch wood. Woodturning consists in using a lathe to create revolution shapes.
‘This process produces a ‘signs’ on the extreme of each piece created by the ‘drive centre’ and ‘dead centre’, which press the piece of wood to rotate it. Woodworkers usually remove these signs. Keeping those signs and using it as symbols, the designer generates a link to tell the life of the object inside the factory. Also the symbols are the evidence that these pieces are made, one by one, with a lathe.’