Israel-based designer Hilla Shamia has created a modern line of wood and aluminum pieces that strikes a balance between the beauty of raw nature and the sleek, refined edge of metal.
The cast aluminum bleeds into the gaping cracks of the knotty, weathered wood in a very natural and beautiful way highlighting the contrast between materials.
The Wood Casting collection has been nominated for the 2013 German Design Award.
The negative factor of burnt wood is transformed into aesthetic and emotional value by preservation of the natural form of the tree trunk, within explicit boundaries. The general, squared form intensifies the artificial feeling, and at the same time keeps the memory of the material. ( Hilla Shamia )