Gilded Wood Sculptures - (NZ Macrocarpa) ver.3 or ver.4


Veronique Desmet is a Belgian artist currently living in New Zealand.

These stools are the result of where the artist and artisan meet. She discovered the macrocarpa log after a bonfire near the property where she was based in Snells Beach, Auckland.

The top surface is gilded and finished with lacquer and wax, and the charred stump is delicately brushed and treated with a natural oil. This one-off art piece is not easy to archive and requires skills to preserve it in such a beautiful way.

*To maintain, polish the top surface with a coat of wax once or twice a year.

These stools reflect a sense of tradition, of respect and recognition of what is rare, and the importance of preservation. The precious life cycle of the original tree is quietly celebrated with Veronique's skill. Her decorative art objects can be enjoyed as the carrier of knowledge and memories in each work.

Materials: Ethically sourced NZ-grown Macrocarpa timber

Oil / Gold-leaves, Black bison wax. 

Size, Approx. Tall D300 x H560 mm || Small D220 x H350mm 

Handcrafted in Auckland, New Zealand