Reconfiguration of a tree is a research project focused on Pinus Pinaster, a resinous tree harvested for its pitch. Studio Thomas Vailly took a natural element, the Pinus Pinaster tree, ripped it apart – rearranging its elements into man made materials. The resulting natural resin is an abstraction of a tree, a black matter joining, coating, blending in and contrasting with pine wood.

In order to reveal the full potential of the material, custom made black resin and pine wood has been delivered to David Derksen, Garðar Eyjólfsson & Lex Pott who each reconfigured a part of the tree into products.

The following images are my translations out of the research. Exercises in Pine I & II.


By David Derksen, Garðar Eyjólfsson,
Lex Pott for Studio Thomas Vailly
Exhibited: Dutch Design Week 2015
Year: 2015 / Creative Industries fund NL
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