Wood and metal
“Uncino is an almost primitive wooden chair collection. The chairs are composed by two or three pieces of numerically sculpted wood, which are held in place by simple metal rods. The metal rods set the carved wooden pieces in an almost organic overlapping”.
With the Uncino collection we continue our collaboration with Mattiazzi and the idea of sculpting wood both handcrafted and with numerically controlled milling machines.
We conceived a family of wooden task chairs with two different back
rest a (four star) swivel base and a (three legged) sledge base.
The gently carved wooden pieces are held in place by bent metal rods – while wood remains the main actor, the metal parts play a fundamental role in the construction.
The metal structure joins the pieces of wood in an almost organic overlap. The wood embraces the metal rods whose form subtlety appears on the wooden surface like a prominence".