WoodCells for ToBeUS

I was invited by Odo Fioravanti to decorate the pickup truck he designed for ToBeUs for an exhibition during the Salone del Mobile 2015. The event featured a small collection of 10 different cars decorated by illustrators.

Following the wood grain was an obvious way to start. I traced it’s contours all around the car’s body. I divided these lines into cells inspired by the cell structures you see in a microscope image. Micro in the Macro.

I then covered it in many layers of shellac. In person it looks like a violin. Smooth to the touch and super shiny.

 

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