An aquarelle technique creates aleatory collisions of color for the designer’s new collection
At last month’s Salone Satellite event, German designer Meike Harde presented a collection of wooden furniture that had been tinted using a wooden aquarelle technique. Although simple wooden designs that are able to be easily mass-produced, each piece in the collection is made unique by the uncontrollable aspects of the coloring process.To achieve the soft, sunset-like color gradients, the wood is first clamped to a waterproof frame then pigment water is added and let to soak into the wood. A few hours later, the water has evaporated but the colorful patterns remain. The process is completely random. Only the original color palette can be chosen. A clear varnish finishes the object.
The collection includes nesting tables, room dividers and a square dining table that is able to be flatpacked thanks to its removable legs.