Produktwerft by Sascha Akkermann Makes Old Lumber Look Newfangled

 - Jan 22, 2013
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If it weren't for the noticeably weathered texture of the wood, this collection of Produktwerft by Sascha Akkermann would come off as a quite contemporary line of furniture. Abstract compositions, the juxtaposition of unexpected materials and the integration of recycled accessories have a sufficiently modern spirit behind them.

Interestingly, the timber that's been used to build this assortment of objects has been reclaimed from shipyards. As such, one can discern different types of lumber with different degrees of water damage. Some remain warm in color and others have turned gray. The natural knots and woodgrain pattern to the surfaces are perhaps more pronounced now than ever, giving the stools, side tables, coffee tables and ottomans a character that can only come with age.