Fiery highboard in poisonwood
This simple and ingenious piece of furniture is the newest development in the Sarah Maier collection. Sarah Maier, the architect, furniture designer and owner of a 104-year-old joinery near Stuttgart, is known for combining unusual veneer with other brilliantly colored material to produce thoroughly practical furniture.
Ms. Maier found the perfect way to present the poisonwood veneer in her highboard HB1. The pattern in the veneer tapers at one corner and then broadens as it flows to the opposing corner. The individual veneer leaves were carefully matched piece by piece to create a fascinating veneer figure. Instead of cutting away the existing worm holes, she filled them with a light-colored bonding material to perfect the lively appearance of the veneer.
The designer thought of everything for the highboard's interior in order to simplify the cabling for telephone, printer or other devices. The leather-covered top can be adjusted to different levels to permit easy access to cables and to display books, photos, post and much more.
Caribbean Rosewood is also known as "poisonwood" because the wood can irritate human skin up to two weeks after the tree has been harvested. After processing, however, poisonwood poses no risk and can be used for furniture of all sorts with no trouble at all. Pure passion is reflected in the wood's rustic and fiery look that calls to mind cowboys around a campfire.
Ms. Maier searched the veneer warehouse at Schorn & Groh in Karlsruhe for this very special wood. The veneer manufacturer has more than 140 species of wood and about five million square meters of high quality veneer in stock. In addition to all commercially available woods, the portfolio includes several FSC and PEFC-certified flitches, burl veneers and other rarities such as poisonwood. The Schorn & Groh Team happily advises customers and potential customers in the rooms adjoining the veneer warehouse.
You can find more information about Schorn & Groh and the Sarah Maier collection at: www.sg‐veneers.com and www.sarah‐maier‐collection.de