One of the oldest methods of protecting wood from fire is fire. FIRE is an ongoing research into the ancient Japanese exterior siding technique of Shou-Sugi-Ban on tableware, that preserves wood by charring it, aswell as making handmade smoked salt. How far should we harness the destructive properties of fire and could they be trasformed into something useful?

Tutor: Lonny van Rijswijk | Atelier NL

Arno Geesink and Klaas Kuiken

Man and Wellbeing | Design Academy Eindhoven

In cooperation with wood turner Stephan Huber