Wood works

Experimenting with dyeing wood instead of painting it has given this bench, by Raw Edges, an impressive new look – so much so that it was shortlisted for this year’s Wood Awards. The designers tried more than 20 different varieties of timber before settling on jelutong as the one that best absorbed the colour. Their designs are different to marquetry or veneer, and the wood is domed to show that the patterns run right through it.

Raw Edges