Swiss stone pine ball
A round thing. Fragrant multi-talent.
This ball is turned from the wood of the Swiss stone pine, a species of pine that is native to the Alpine regions located above the tree line. Its wood exudes a pleasant, tart aromatic scent. The Zirbenholzkugel is suitable as a simple, fragrant decoration or as a hand caress, but can also be used as a closure for a classic Italian water carafe with a chute that widens evenly towards the top. The pine wood used comes from the Austrian Lungau and is on the one hand firm and robust, but on the other hand also light and soft and lies comfortably in the hand.
This is his wooden path. Cabinetmaker Konrad Horsch
A product that leaves Konrad Horsch's workshop is anything but just a piece of wood sawn into shape or turned - it's a piece of wood with a history. For every knife edge that passes through his hands, every rolling pin that he puts the finishing touches on, he can provide the biography: Where was the tree from which the workpiece is made, when was it felled and under what circumstances, which plants, animals or fungi have left traces in the wood, why and in what form? Instead of buying from the timber merchant, he therefore prefers to buy his raw material from where it grew - then, as they say in specialist circles, "negotiations are conducted standing on the trunk". Or he recycles old wood and puts it to a new use, often inspired by its original purpose.
Working only with solid wood is a matter of course for the cabinetmaker from Iserlohn, in a manufactory and with minimal use of machinery. Every object that bears his name is made by him, regardless of whether it is a one-off piece such as large solitaire furniture, art objects for public spaces or products made in small series such as those in the Manufactum range. Even if they are not unique, they are made with the same attention to detail as one-of-a-kind pieces, something Horsch learned during his studies with the well-known cabinetmaker James Krenov in California. Last but not least, the character of the wood alone makes each piece unique. Knotholes, annual rings and grains are simply not uniform - and if they were, the wood would also lose its appeal for Horsch.
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