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Paint Swatch Chairs

These Chairs Feature Multiple Color Shades Baked into Plywood

— November 19, 2015 — Art & Design
Japanese designer Kazuya Koike has created this paint swatch furniture that uses a unique dying process that involves no actual paint.

These 'Descresc series' of chairs are made from simple plywood that has been colored through a unique and innovative process. Koike partnered with Japanese textile processing company Gisen Company to dye the maple veneer of these plain plywood chairs a series of different color shades actually baked right into the wood.

The unique process created a blue patina resembling different paint swatches that still allows for the swirled natural burl pattern of the maple wood veneer to show through. Through this process, everyday plywood is able to become a unique piece of decorative furniture, and this textile dye also opens up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to furniture design.
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