Herringbones by Raw Edges
Updated: Jan 27, 2020
Curated by Fedrica Sala during Salone del Mobile 2016, took Raw Edge's fondness for dying wood to a different direction.
Pieces of wood were plunged individually into colourful baths of pigments. Different layers of dye were applied to the wood at a 45° degree angle, as to create a colourful herringbone pattern. Herringbone is a pattern commonly used in textiles but also on floor tilings and road pavement.
The Herringbones series consists of a chair, a coffee table, a desk, a dining table and a paravent. Raw Edges showed their first Herringbones at 5VIE District during the Salone del Mobile 2016 in Milan. This installation acted as a performance, starting with production materials and ending in soft, colourful patterns on solid wood.
Herringbones are part of an ongoing experimentation with dye, highlighting the distinct textures and patterns revealed when applied to wooden materials.