Alcarol

phellem dining table

Phellem is the outermost layer of the tree bark, and this collection treatise on its incredibly fascinating biodiversity unveiling any range of colors and the most unimaginable textures.
When bark is damaged a natural defense mechanism intervenes, a complex liquid substance hardens in contact with air creating a sort of conservative barrier keeping the vital wood layers away from bacteria, fungi and parasites. It’s the resin.
In a similar way, Alcarol preserves the bark of different species covering them with an innovative bio-sourced transparent resin, functional declination of the tree’s natural process.
This flat and clear layer allows you to appreciate the intact botanical variety of the organic matter, frozen as it appears in its original habitat.
The interlocking compositions refer to the ancient wood inlay technique, which has always sought the most different woods to get the maximum expressive possibilities. Now Alcarol takes advantage of the incredible bark variety – also within the same species of trees – with a greater and unexpected potential.

lead time: approx. 14 weeks 

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designer: Alcarol
year: 2017
 

barks from various types and species
extraclear epoxy resin formulation 34% bio-sourced
burnished steel base

260 x 95 x H 75 cm