Steady as a Mountain, “Tranquil Mountain” Eaglewood Holder
Designer: SLOWood (www.slowood.cn)
In traditional Chinese painting, the mountain in the background reminds people the cloud and smog wondering around it even if it’s only drawn in a few ink lines. The evoked image is so attractive. Inspired by it, we made this eaglewood-holder. The layered wood imitate the form of distant mountain. The brass bar is functional and meanwhile together with the smog of the eaglewood strengthens the quietness of the mountain. We give the name “Tranquil Mountain” to this eaglewood-holder.
This series includes two single items. One extends like a horizontal scroll and the brass brook flows to distance; while the other one is like a steep tall mountain where the brass become a waterfall that forms a quite pool at its foot.
The original design is a little different that is a single cherry mountain on an integral walnut base. During the modeling process we found it’s difficult to treat some details. So finally we revise it as the final version and the mountain becomes layered.