The natural wood veneer is a industrial process which is being used in the furniture industry. It allows to save resources and to reduce production costs by being much like the visual appearance of a solid wood furniture piece. The existing range of veneers expands the variety of usable wood, from a ordinary type to an exotic one.
The application of veneers on cheap boards grants some important characteristics with a visual result as best as it can: symmetry between leaves and the direction of the wood grain. Then, this causes some waste during this process.
VENEER explores the waste wood veneer in the furniture industry. It has looked for new perspectives this material by reusing them to create a new product. The volume of this piece is the result of the addition of several layers of veneers. Into these products, the most common timber appears as relevant as an exotic one, revealing a colour variation between them. The result is quite graphic with each layers highlighted according to the own colour of veneers.
The table lamp results form the intersection of two volumes: the vertical base made with portuguese limestone and a horizontal cilinder, displaying all the different wood veneers.
Veneer II is edited by Vicara.
Vicara is a Portuguese company editing products that explore beyond the frontiers of design. It has been recognised worldwide for unconventional and distinctive design approaches on unexpected materials. Their commitment, in collaboration with Portuguese partners and designers, is to constantly search for innovative production processes, autochthon components and concepts that go beyond the established way of thinking.