Wabi Sabi by Reclaimed DesignWorks features accoya wood burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban. Wabi Sabi can be used for interior or exterior wall cladding. Accoya wood is the result of decades of research and development that has brought together a long-established, extensively proven wood modification technique and leading-edge patented technology – acetylation to create a high performance wood, ideal for outdoor use and challenging applications.
Wabi Sabi is affectionally named after the Japanese concept of the same name. Wabi Sabi represents Japanese aesthetics and a Japanese world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”.
Attributes of Wabi Sabi
By significantly enhancing the durability and dimensional stability of fast-growing and abundantly available certified wood species, accoya wood provides compelling environmental advantages over slow-growing hardwoods (which are often unsustainably sourced), woods treated with toxic preservative chemicals, and non-renewable carbon-intensive materials such as plastics, steel and concrete.