Natural Oak | Numbered and Signed by the Artist Stained Oak | Ed. of 6 + 4 AP Sycamore | Ed. of 6
Tonus is hand carved from a solid piece of European wood. The wood piece is carved while still fresh and wet allowing the craftsman’s hand to sculpt the continuous movements of the resulting piece and emphasize the nature of the wood. Over a years-long drying period, the wood will deform, burst, crack, and close. As a live organism, the strong muscular shape that was initially given to the Tonus stool consequently changes over time. The forever-active shape is emphasized by the life and micro-movements of the wood. Both shape and material seem to burst out of their initial posture and prolong the work of the craftsman’s hands that gave it birth.
The Tonus Series Belongs to the permanent collections of Centre Georges Pompidou and the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, the Vitra Museum, Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen as well as the Design Museum of Gent.
Rutger Graas, the craftsman Aldo Bakker partnered with on the Tonus Wood is an instrumental figure in nearly all of Aldo Bakker's wooden works. Graas works as an independent craftsman in a studio north of Amsterdam.
‘Ever since I started collaborating with Aldo I have been challenged to push the limit of my work. Aldo’s commitment to his vision of objects’ design, life, and the matter has been most inspiring to me and to why I am working as an independent craftsman. My point of view in regards to details or overall balance and aesthetic only comes into place when looking for solutions to Aldo’s design ideas, which can be sometimes challenging.’ – Rutger Graas
Available in: Natural Oak from the Netherlands, or Sycamore.
L 18.7 x W 11.6 x H 12.4 in
47.5 x W 29.5 x 31.5 cm
Upon Request | Ed. 6/6 in Sycamore Currently Available
Natural Oak | $14,500
Oak Stained | $16,000
Sycamore | $16,000