Physical texture mapping

Maarten Baas, Plastic Chair in Wood, 2008, varnished camphorwood

Supercool 'Plastic chair in wood' by Dutch designer Maarten Baas. Spotted at the exhibition 'Maarten Baas - Making Things Personal', Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch (SM's).
This is what I would call 'physical texture mapping' (Texture mapping: "A two-dimensional image of a surface that is used to cover 3D objects." See pictures below). A chair wich you would normally link to hard white plastic, now in a traditionally handmade, woodcarved way.

wood texture (view 'seamless tiling' here)

till 24 may 2010: Making Things Personal - Maarten Baas
at Stedelijk Museum s-Hertogenbosch, NL

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