The Currey Woodland Outdoor Bench is created the old-fashioned way by artisans who hand-apply the concrete over a metal frame and then sculpt it into the appearance of tree branches. This style is known as Faux Bois. The rustic yet transitional style of this organic piece allows it to move seamlessly in both indoor and outdoor designs.
Faux Bois – from the French for false wood – refers to the artistic imitation of wood or wood grains in various media. The craft has roots in the Renaissance with trompe-l’œil. Creating these works is at once complex, technically demanding and extraordinarily labor intensive. It involves first building a steel framework, referred to by sculptors as an “armature”, securing and forming metal mesh known as “lath”, then building up multiple layers of concrete, mortar and often pure cement paste. All the while, shaping, sculpting and detailing the material as it hardens.
Arm Height: 17″
Seat Height: 24″
Weight: 175 lbs (packaged weight 294 lbs)