Ember is a sculptural side table treated with the Japanese wood-burning technique Shou Sugi Ban, to create a unique texture and a deep black colour. Made from Dinesen offcuts, which would have been sold as firewood.
It was originally designed for the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition in 2016 under the theme ‘Pitch Black’, suggesting exhibitors to work with black as a colour.
“I wanted to use light to create dark. A table which looked like it had just been pulled from the fire” – Troels Flensted
The charred wood rests on a black metal frame, lifting it from the ground to make it possible to appreciate how the different grain structures have reacted to the flames.
The charred surface is treated in a way which looks as natural as possible yet durable enough to withstand everyday use.
Thanks to Brdr. Krüger for helping with testing and expertise for the initial prototypes.