Tuesday, March 5, 2013

From the Trees

One of my favorite and most valued materials is wood. This precious material has some of the most amazing characteristics out there being the most important is that it is natural and free of artificial ingredients.

Wood is so versatile that it can be bent using steam and formed into anything, it can be painted to change its color or waxed to enhance its natural beauty, it can be carve and sculpted, or it can be cut a reassembled into furniture or structures. It's the perfect materials to give a warm feeling to sterile and monochromatic environments.

Few materials can be used in as many ways as you can do with wood because with it you can build entire buildings that can withstand earthquakes like temples in Japan, it's so resistant to the elements that it can be used in decks and to build boats, and even some surfers today prefer their wooden boards instead of the fiberglass ones.

If you are the a romantic a traditional type of person this material can accommodate easily to furniture, flooring, moldings and decorations. But, if you are a the modern and sophisticated type this materials has been a favorite of some of the most famous designers in history like Eames and Saarinen.

Have a great day!