ARDES DRY BLACK By Sapiens
Wooden wall tiles
ARDES DRY BLACK is the “total black” version made with natural transparent oil, in which the texture of the FIRESKIN 330 treatment is enhanced in the best way, obtaining an authentic and material surface.
The oiled finish makes this line water repellent, that’s the reason why it’s appropriate for indoor and outdoor.
The FIRESKIN treatment 330 consists in the total high-intensity burning of the boards, in which the external parts of the wood are charred enhancing the fiber. The flames are extinguished through the water, proceeding with the removal of excess carbonization and the subsequent treatment with color.
TYPE: Wall covering and cladding
MATERIAL: Carbonized wood
SURFACE: oiled / FIRESKIN treatment 330
COLORS: 1 black reference
PROFILE: 2 different tipologies
ARDES WOOD is a collection created through the use of a primordial natural element such as fire. An ancient Japanese age-old technique was taken as model of inspiration, which consisted of burning the surface layer of the cedar wood boards, allowing to make the wooden raw material even more durable.
According to our philosophy of evolution and revolution of each material, we were able to create new chromatic representations by combining metals, color and depth of decoration with the scratches and the imprints created by the living flames.
Today SAPIENS has selected this alternative technique to the common synthetic or chemical process, as it is completely artisanal and sustainable.
Fire, natural element, plays a crucial role in giving longevity characteristics to the wood and, thanks to the high temperature, the humidity inside the planks is cancelled evaporating; therefore the “dried” wood is transformed and stabilized.