Herringbones by Raw Edges

Salone 2016: Raw Edges ‘Herringbones’

One of my personal highlights from Milan Design Week was visiting Herringbones, an installation by London based design studio, Raw Edges. An engaging exploration of wood, coloured dye and pattern, the Herringbones installation was staged in a former garage in the 5Vie district of Milan (home to Max Lamb’s ‘Exercises in Seating’ installation last year) and presented the techniques and tools used to create the beautiful and colourful herringbone effect – where individual pieces of untreated wood are hand-dipped in vibrantly coloured buckets of ink and then used to create a range of tables, chairs and a screen in a workshop environment. The pieces of furniture were simple in construction but the complexity came with the layering of blue, green, pink and yellow pigments, created by staining the wood at 45 degree angles. The space was beautifully curated by Federica Sala and was a stand out show for the Salone this year.