It’s amazing what can be done with materials that some people view as trash. Designer Eli Chissick saves scraps of wood veneer from the floor of a carpentry studio, then carefully repurposes them into beautifully crafted furniture. His Gradient table is a wonderful example of his work, displaying many different types of “scrap” wood arranged in a gradual color gradient.
Ten different types of wood are used in the unique table, arranged from darkest to lightest. Chissick’s process preserves the natural grain and beauty of each individual piece of wood.
Chissick, a talented designer, artist, and carpenter, designed an entire line of furniture based on the idea of saving wood scraps and giving them new life. Every piece of furniture in the “Wood-con-fusion” series is a one-of-a-kind work of art with its own unique personality.
“Each of the pieces of furniture in the “Wood-con-fusion” series tells a unique and magical story of transformation. Each table, cabinet and bench began its life as a seemingly useless pile of off-cuts on a carpentry studio’s floor. Nothing goes to waste as Eli collects and sorts these pieces and then presses them into sheets which he uses to create unique pieces of furniture of the highest quality.”
The series of rescued wood pieces come from Chissick’s passionate belief in sustainable design. He sees the beauty and potential in what others would think of as waste, transforming each piece into a new material that is then made into high quality and inimitable furniture.
About the designer and his studio:
“We are a multi-disciplinary studio, working with companies world-wide, taking them from concept to product. We and our engineering partners provide a range of services: sketching, CAD-Soliworks, Engineering, case studies, prototyping, regulations manufacturing and more. Eli Chissick is an award winning designer and master craftsman. Chissick’s works have been exhibited in USA, Europe and Israel, winning numerous international design awards.”