BLEND is based on the idea to visualize the effect of different sawing techniques by emphasizing the woodgrains.
Wijnant Ward used a quarter sawing technique, woodgrains appear as stripes. With a plain sawing technique, woodgrains appear as flames.
Wijnant Ward’s work is characterized by experimenting with materials. This unexpected element of discovery is what’s meaningful in a product or design. To create the product, Wijnant welded a pattern of raised stainless steel welts onto thick slabs of steel. These building blocks have a more or less uniform colour when the steel is first welded, but once it goes into the oven to be tempered, the two kinds of steel respond in different ways.