Oliver David Krieg
AESTUS is a series of four stratified beech wood vases which explores a new synthesis between natural materials and modern technology. Merging art and engineering, each vase is carved from hundreds of layers of wood by digital fabrication. The bespoke kinematics of a 7-axis industrial robot pushes the limits of 3D milling and celebrates wood’s sustainability, adaptability, and its tactility and visual depth. A brushed stainless steel inset serves as a durable water repository and a wax finish provides natural protection to the wood. The collection’s design captures dynamic movement in the naturally differentiated wooden texture.