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HACK CHAIR

Carved green-oak, traditional Shou Sugi Ban charring

A robotic 6 axis CNC arm, an extension of the craftsman’s hand and tactile knowledge, is programmed to hack in a block of oak. By exploring the weaknesses, glitches, fractures, splits and rings of time stored within, a distorted Georgian archetype is extracted. Carving an artefact, a render, that could never have existed until the moment it was hacked. Charred to preserve it for another century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All images ©Petr Krejci