01 August 2010

Ann Sacks discovers wood

The great Ann Sacks has been experimenting with some new materials and the result is as stunning as everything else they touch.

The first thing up is a collection of carved teak wall tile that goes by the name Indah. Indah means beautiful in Indonesian. There's a clear Indonesian influence at work here, and it's not just the material that's driving it. This collection is Indonesia through western eyes and the effect is stunning. To these western eyes at any rate.



12" x 12"
circles


12" x 12"
thumbprint


12" x 12"
weave


12" x 12"
acanthus leaf


12" x 12"
banana leaf


12" x 12"
horizontal lines


12" x 12"
horizontal waves

Not to rest on their laurels, Ann Sacks has another, smaller collection in wood too. The second collection is called Bosque. Bosque uses FSC-certified Eastern Walnut, Brazilia Cherry Jatoba or Caribbean Teak Chichipate and everything's finished in low-VOC sealers. Here are some examples from the Bosque collection.


2" x 8" low, medium and high fields in eastern black walnut


4" x 4" low, medium and high fields in caribbean teak chichipate


4" x 4" pillow field in caribbean teak chichipate

Beautiful stuff all of it.

As a side note, Ann Sacks' landing page is featuring their Beau Monde collection right now.


6 comments:

  1. Love it, but I wonder how it attaches. Surely not mastic and grout.

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  2. I'd wager that it uses a synthetic mastic. The tiles in the Bosque collection sure look like they've been grouted... I saw the Indah stuff in Chicago and it's just left with small gaps between the tiles. It's beautiful stuff, the Indah. It looks like it's a hundred years old right out of the box.

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  3. You should see them installed. Wowee!

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  4. somehow i just saw your note at the end of this blog hawking our beau monde line for ann sacks. THANK YOU DEAR PAUL!

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  5. I never miss an opportunity to plug you guys. Congrats on ending up on their landing page!

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