From start to finish, the process wood craftsman David Delthon uses to sculpt and carve his furniture creations shows a curious evolution from wooden craft to artist carving. He starts out with large-scale layered wood blocks of the approximate shape he is ultimately aiming for and slowly trims it down with increasingly refined tools until he is hand-sanding, polishing and finishing a piece.
The resulting banded wood furniture collections look almost as if each piece (or at least every part of a piece) were carved from a single solid block. There are no surface variations on any of the ever-smooth sides of a given chair, bench, shelf, desk or table, so only the visual rhythm of alternating colored wooden layers reveal otherwise.
Ranging from readily identifiable as chairs and other pieces of wood furniture to highly abstract works of what look to be wood art, there is a blurring of boundaries between form and function – a spectrum David seems comfortable moving back and forth on from one wooden object design to the next.