Manuel González Rodríguez
Sestrelo, is a low table that can also works as a seat.
The idea of "Sestrelo" comes from the original word “setestrelo”, which in the Galician culture, is the name of the constellation of the "Great Bear ", with its seven well marked stars. Unlike this, in our work we play in every moment with six-pointed stars, which makes a play on words to obtain "sestrelo". Just as the stars are drawn in the sky over the infinite black, our work sits on a dark background that covers the legs.
The piece consists of four triangular legs, which provides stability and strongness with a rectangular table according to legs.
The marquetry part is created from a modular element, the rhombus, that builds the six-pointed star pattern that gives the furniture its name.
Made with three different woods, which provide different colours, more yellowish Koto, reddish Sapelli and a lighter one for the Haya. All the work is handmade; the creation of the marquetry, piece by piece, pasting, sanding and ending is made manually, the same as the structure and the rest of the work. In this piece, the wood worker tradition of an ancient and artisan trade is combined, such as the creation of the marquetry adapting it to a simple and timeless structure of actual shapes, everything with a background of Galician culture.
With this style of furniture, we have managed to transmit old techniques that are gradually being lost, towards a modern style, giving a future to this kind of traditional crafts.