Together with the start of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, today we release our book Diptych. An interesting title that will encourage designers who struggle with materials and satisfy the curiosity of every consumer who wants to know how products are made.

Diptych features new work from designer Lex Pott. Eight new wooden products – which came about through a collaboration between the designer and New Window – are beautifully illustrated in this book. New Window is an online platform and design label that gives an insight into the making process of art and design products. The book captures the entire process of the collaboration, from the first moment of inspiration until the final outcome.

For New Window, Pott drew inspiration from Dutch pine. While experimenting with this softwood, he discovered that the annual growth rings are separated from one another by a softer material. By sandblasting the timber and removing this material, he exposed the unique patterns that lie hidden in every tree. Only then did Pott begin to consider functionality. What can you make out of pieces of wood featuring whimsical, lattice-like patterns? Pott created eight products, among others a room divider, a set of combs and a cabinet. The series of products were given the name Diptych.

Find out more about this book or order your copy here.

Diptych will also be presented during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan from 08 to 13 April 2014. So if you want to have a look into the book, come and visit us at New Window at Undai Galleries, Via Ventura 6 (Ventura Lambrate) or at Frame at via Savona 56 (Zona Tortona).

Photos courtesy of New Window and Lex Pott