|Project by Benji Reyes||posted 07-24-2010 08:30 AM||7093 views||8 times favorited||18 comments|
Characteristic of the “Cogon” Reeds that sway in the summer winds on the hills of Antipolo where I live and grew up, this concept was meant to function as a divider. Set with three or more panels interspersing spaces, It stands as an organic form of sculpture, and allows air to move freely between rooms. Some clients enjoy the play and effect of the woven strips of wood that we’ve done installations of the panels on walls in their homes. As shown in the photos, the vertical installation is meant to represent reeds and horizontally to simulate the sea or waves.
The panels are custom made to height and width. The frame is made from yakal, the thinned stretchers that separate the weaving of the slats are milled and routered from Iron wood and are locked onto the frame by ebony keys. The Woven strips are hand planed from Dao.
Have a fantastic weekend up on a hill or by the sea!
-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts