BY Whirl & Whittle
For Whirl & Whittle’s studio collection, 'Not Whole, But Complete' the Ottawa-based designer consciously chose unpredictable wood pieces — such as spalted sycamore used for this piece. Featuring fluid rims and sculptural forms without sacrificing functionality— ‘Not Whole, But Complete’ centers on appreciating appreciating beauty from what is seen as brokenness.
Spalting is a form of wood coloration caused by fungi. It predominantly occurs in dead trees but can also occur in living trees undergoing stress. Spalting causes weight loss and strength loss in the wood and yet is sought by woodworkers.
PLEASE NOTE: This item is made-to-order with lead times being approximately 2-3 weeks. Due to spalting on these woods, the pattern and grain will vary significantly from piece to piece. Those pictured show some of the variation.
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