Veronique Desmet is a Belgium artist currently living in New Zealand.
This stool was created where the artist and artisan meet. She found the uprooted timer where she was based in Muriwai.
Chops, dries, cleans, shapes each part slowly, with a rest between each step, in order to discover the form intrinsic to the material, in order to reveal through the process of making. These stools reflect a sense of tradition, of respect and recognition of what is rare and the importance of preserving it. The quiet precious life cycle of the original tree is celebrated. Her art/decorative objects can be enjoyed as the carriers of knowledge and memories.
Materials: Ethically founded NZ timber, Pōhutukawa,
Gold-leaves, Black bison wax.
Size, Approx. 300 x 650 x H400 mm
Handcrafted in New Zealand