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  • chris rumage

    Hillashamia - Wood casting

  • Hsiuchen Chang

    Israel-based product designer Hilla Shamia creates amazing things combining wood and metal. Her furniture collection is made with the method she calls wood casting. The molten aluminum is encased and moves through the natural tree trunk. Wood casting is made from a whole tree trunk that enables to preserve the natural form of the piece while still having distinct boundaries in its creation. Molten aluminum is poured directly onto the wooden the surface which burns the exterior.

  • Kronodesign

    Woodcasting with Hilla Shamia - take a look at this morning's blog for more: http://thedesignforum.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/hilla-shamias-woodcasting/

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