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Excavated Bureau, Unique Edition of 1 in Cork Formed Pewter and Painted Maple


Our team researched historical casting methods in order to develop a process unique to our studio. We use agglomerated cork as our blanks for our molds because: 1. The 6mm-14mm large cork granules are delightful to pick apart. 2. The cork is super-heated and compressed to form the slabs without using glue. 3. The cork has an ignition point higher than the melting point of our pewter alloy causing no fumes, smoke, or flame in the casting process. 4. The pewter sneaks through the rough openings between all of the pieces of cork, causing us to excavate the piece. 5. The excavation of each casting destroys the mould making each finished piece an edition of 1. 6. The end result is reminiscent of coral and barnacles.      

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  • Creator
    Jeff Martin Joinery (Workshop/Studio), Jeff Martin (Designer)
  • Production type
    One of a Kind
  • Production time
    It will take 11-12 weeks to make this piece
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent. This one is now sold, please inquire for commissions..
  • Dimensions

    H 30 in. x W 65 in. x D 18 in.

    H 76.2 cm x W 165.1 cm x D 45.72 cm

  • Seller location
    Vancouver, CA
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About The Maker

Jeff Martin Joinery

Jeff Martin Joinery

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The studio at Jeff Martin Joinery is focused on producing exceptional quality original work in premium domestic hardwoods, cast bronze and aluminum, North American stone, and blown glass. Our work is known for experimental techniques, high level execution, and a deep and sensual exploration of material qualities and finishes. We have been in operation since 2012, employing a small team of craftsmen to produce pieces for some of the most notable interior designers and architects today. Our work has been featured on the covers and in the pages of Architectural Digest, Sight Unseen, the Wall Street Journal, Western Living, and Dwell among others. And our work has been exhibited internationally at Collective Design Fair, ICFF, the AD Show, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Gardiner Museum, Friedman Benda and the Museum of Vancouver.

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