OXOLOGY is the art of making exclusive design tables. The concept is a combination of rare exotic wood based on a frame design by ITALDESIGN in Turin, Italy. ITALDESIGN developed a unique glitch concept with a one off table, made of metal and ancient Kauri.
TO BREAK THE RULESIT DEFINES ‘GLITCH’, IN THE ELECTRONICS JARGON, AN UNFORESEEABLE ERROR. THE RESEARCH OF UNIQUENESS IS THE ERROR THAT GENERATES A NEW AESTHETIC AND CAN BECOME A TECHNOLOGICAL TOUCH AND A WAY TO TALK ABOUT MODERNITY.
The imperfection of mother nature as we find back in any wood is integrated in the design of the framework of the table. The imperfection of the wood was the inspiration of a perfect 'GLITCH' design. OXOLOGY presents a perfect symbiosis of 40.000 years old wood with the latest metal processing technology.
ancient Kauri - 40.000 years old
originates from New Zealand
design & craftsmanship
cutting edge metal technology
about kauri woodSwam Kauri or 'ancient Kauri' are prehistoric Kauri trees (Agathis Australis) buried and preserved in peat, up to 50.000 years ago in New Zealand's North Island. Some Kauri were up to 2000 years old when they fell. Buried under a peat swamp by an unexplained act of nature at the end of the last ice age, the trees have survived the centuries underground, sealed in a chemically balanced environment without oxygen. That has preserved the timber in perfect conditions. The tree is a national tree of New Zealand and some had a height of nearly 200 feet (60 meter). Kauri trees are highly protected and even for excavation from the swamps a special license is needed. The so called carbon -14 dating method is used as best scientific proof for age determination of a Kauri tree. Kauri wood typically comes with an age certificate.
ITALDESIGN has been founded by the world famous car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and Aldo Mantovani in 1968. In 1981 the industrial design division has been established within the company. In 35 years of experience, the company has achieved a solid knowhow, while working in several fields and co-operating with national en international organizations: over 900 projects were accomplished from concept design to production.
ANARITA NULCHISBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
MASSIMO BORRELLISENIOR DESIGNER
CORRADO BECCHIOBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
NICOLA GUELFOHEAD OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN & STYLING
GLOBAL SALES OFFICE
OXOLOGY is a joint effort of a Dutch compay OXO LODGE and the Italian ITALDESIGN.