Decoration / Lifestyle

Trend. Burnt wood, between modernity and tradition

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Whatsapp Copier le lien
The West is very often inspired by Japan for the decoration and the efficiency of certain construction techniques. At the border of art, home design and an ancestral technique from the 18th century from Japan, the "Shou Sugi Ban". Quite little known in Europe a few years ago, it is increasingly appealing to designers and architects both for the beauty and originality of the work, and for its many advantages. Back on the trend in vogue respecting man and nature.

Coming straight from Japan, the burnt wood technique, also called Shou Sugi Ban or Yaki Sugi, consists, as the name suggests, of burning wooden slats on the surface to make them more resistant, and thus increasing their lifetime. Originally used by Japanese fishermen for the facade of their cedar house ("Sugi" in Japanese), this method has been gaining popularity recently in Western countries, especially in France.
Japanese carpenters used to pick up driftwood along the coast for its strength and worn appearance. As it became more and more difficult to meet the demand for this type of wood, these professionals tried to achieve the same effect by burning or damaging other species, traditionally Cedar.
The technique of Shou Sugi Ban was born. Several carpentry companies have since taken up the torch, playing on different woods to offer a wide variety of finishes and a unique aesthetic appearance.
  • Image
  • Image 1
  • Image 2
  • Image 3
  • Image 4
  • Image 5
  • Image 6
  • Image 7
  • Image 8
Depth, texture and colors
If in the past the Japanese used it mainly in a very pragmatic way, burnt wood is now an essential decoration accessory for modern architects or decoration enthusiasts.

From an aesthetic point of view, the "Shou Sugi Ban" technique gives wood unparalleled richness and elegance. The different intensities of carbonization and the species of wood used give the burnt wood various colors which transform the appearance of the wood remarkably.

Whether dressed in matt black or shiny, burnt wood offers an aesthetic as well as a mysterious charm. As an architectural element or interior decoration, it is ideal to give a cachet to your exceptional property.