THE ENTRANCE

THE AMBIANCE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP THAT RADIATES FROM THE WORKS IS HARDLY UNDERSTATED; APPROXIMATELY 850 HOURS OF WORK WERE NEEDED IN ORDER TO BUILT THE ENTRANCE, OF WHICH 300 WERE SPEND SOLELY ON FINISHING OFF THE TABLE WITH CANDLE WAX, ENSURING A SMOOTH AESTHETIC QUALITY.

Within the process of creation, only natural materials were used. The decision to only apply re-used tile laths is two-fold, on the one hand it refers to a desire for durability and sustainability, on the other hand it could also be considered a desire for quality: old tile laths are made of redwood and bare a quality that is hardly matched by newly bought tile laths. The age of the structures from which the wood was taken ranges between 100 and 200 years. Through the process of preservation undertaken while finishing off the object, the sustainability of this wood is extended by another hundreds of years, while at the same time giving it its distinctive contemporary character.
Earlier pieces in the collection of Max Jungblut often refer to the re-use of old materials in order to give them a durable character and provide them with a new function and a new aesthetics. Especially the use of old tile laths has a specific interest, since this material is not only abstracted from the forest, but subsequently used within constructions to carry roof tiles and in so doing, made invisible. By placing the tile laths on the outside of his objects, Jungblut plays with this tension between hiding and revealing, encouraging a critical attitude towards production processes and once again making these materials visible.

The ideas on which the 2010/2011 collection of furniture and spatial objects is based culminate in the two latest works by Jungblut, which could be considered his Magnum Opus: The Entrance (2010) and The Presence (2011). The ambiance of craftsmanship that radiates from the works is hardly understated; approximately 850 hours of work were needed in order to built The Entrance, of which 300 were spend solely on finishing off the table with candle wax, ensuring a smooth aesthetic quality. Within the process of creation, only natural materials were used. The decision to only apply re-used tile laths is two-fold, on the one hand it refers to a desire for durability and sustainability, on the other hand it could also be considered a desire for quality: old tile laths are made of redwood and bare a quality that is hardly matched by newly bought tile laths. The age of the structures from which the wood was taken ranges between 100 and 200 years. Through the process of preservation undertaken while finishing off the object, the sustainability of this wood is extended by another hundreds of years, while at the same time giving it its distinctive contemporary character. Both The Entrance and The Presence are hand-made and unique.

HEIGHT: 94CM
WIDTH: 93CM
DEPTH: 184CM

THE ENTRANCE was created in 2006