Trying to generate a balanced dialogue between machinemade and handmade production, the Mexican designer Moisés Hernández and his studio have created a collection of decorative wooden figures titled Immersive Birds. The collection consists of three bird species – toucan, hummingbird and Mexican quetzal – which were chosen because of their glowing chromatic range.
The figures were milled using the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology contrasted with handmade painting done by the immersion in colored water – an experimental technique that Moisés Hernández Design Studio developed for this project.
Moisés Hernández: ‘This technique of painting allows to achieve an interesting texture of intersections and transparency made by layers of colour that resembles the plumage of birds. The amount of colour, hue and the way sections cross one another depends on the time and position the wood is plunged.’