FIVE by OKAY Studio - Claroscuro

Claroscuro consists of two benches assembled from linear arrangements of tulipwood battens to explore the contrast between shade, light and form. The battens are machined in different thicknesses along their length to create a visual effect of changing density and perception. As the benches are viewed from certain angles various forms emerge and fade providing a sense of movement and ambiguity to the objects. Lilianna Ovalle chose to use American tulipwood which is light in weight but very strong. Natural colour variation in the material accentuates the play on perspective.