Petite in proportion, grandiose in style.
Stunning limited edition wooden globe made of hand-carved teak root with rough texture aluminium finishing.
The smooth surface and natural patterns of the wood on the continent parts create a striking contrast to the rough texture of aluminium on the ocean parts.
This stunning piece will serve as a fresh and modern focal point in any room. A true statement piece!
Dimension: 7.87 inches / 20 cm
Materials: Reclaimed teak root, textured aluminium finishing, mounted on aluminium bearing for easy rotation, signed and numbered.
Sphere: Shaped by hand
Production time: By hand / 3 mm carved level / 3 days carving / +/- 3 weeks from start to a finished product.
Code number: 100 / 2018
HB Globes are created with great skill by Balinese artisans in our workshop located in the heart of Bali. Hand-carved from discarded teak roots recovered from lumber yards on distant island.
Each piece is carefully examined to ensure it is fit for purpose before being rescued and shipped home.
Here, the craftsmen apply their skills, transforming the twisted root bowls into spheroids of varying degree.
Maps are individually drawn and then meticulously carved to the form of each individual shapes. The process of shaping, drying, carving and applying various finishes can take several weeks and requires another range of skills.
Once finished, HB Globes are all one of a kind; even the spherical ones have their own character and those which veer wildly from the norm are unrepeatable.
This globe is part of a collection of HB Globes special series which are made from excavated roots of old, legally logged teak trees. The roots need to be excavated from previously abandoned ground to enable further re-plantation of the area to allow for continued sustainable growth making these an extremely Eco product.
Each globe comes with a cotton bag and packed in a plywood box.