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Ausgebrannt by Kaspar Hamacher at 20 Designers at Biologiska

Ausgebrannt by Kaspar Hamacher at 20 Designers at Biologiska

Stockholm 2011: Belgian designer Kaspar Hamacher makes stools from wooden logs by setting them on fire.

Ausgebrannt by Kaspar Hamacher at 20 Designers at Biologiska

Called Ausgebrannt (German for 'burnt out'), the project involves stripping bark from the logs then burning away certain sections to create legs.

Ausgebrannt by Kaspar Hamacher at 20 Designers at Biologiska

The stools were displayed on circular landings at the Biologiska museum in Stockholm as part of 20 Designers at Biologiska, surrounded by a 360 degree diorama of stuffed animals and sea birds.

Ausgebrannt by Kaspar Hamacher at 20 Designers at Biologiska

More about 20 Designers at Biologiska in our earlier story.

Ausgebrannt by Kaspar Hamacher at 20 Designers at Biologiska

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Ausgebrannt by Kaspar Hamacher at 20 Designers at Biologiska

Here's some text from Hamacher:


Kaspar Hamacher uses fire to create furniture. Fittingly named 'ausgebrannt' which means 'burned out' in german. Tree trunks have been cut into segments varying in length.

Ausgebrannt by Kaspar Hamacher at 20 Designers at Biologiska

The bark is stripped from the exterior and fire is then used to hollow out parts of the trunk to create legs. Working in Brussels, Kaspar moved back to the forest where he now runs his atelier. The product brought him back to his roots.


See also:

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Emma Marga Blanche
at Biologiska
Fredrik Färg
at Biologiska
David Taylor
at Biologiska