|Hand-crafted Frog stool covered with wonderfully lacquered and key features decorated with metal. As a process, the mould of the Frog is made in Fiber, strengthened with Iron and then lacquered. The Frog comes to life with its features accented with metal while the eyes are set with Tiger's eyes.
The lacquering process here is a painstakingly beautiful process – to the wood as a foundation, an undercoat is applied of filtered raw lacquer and clay powder with a brush, after which an intermediate process follows of polishing and sanding the wood base. Patterns are created by sprinkling various natural materials over the mixed coating, adding an elegant and beautiful glow to the patterns. Special hand polishing is applied as a final step to make the surface nice and elegant, completing the piece in sophisticated style.
This piece has been co-designed and produced, in an artistic collaboration between two design ateliers – Lotus Arts de Vivre and Muse Design, both based out of Bangkok, Thailand. The piece took over 12 craftsmen and designers involved in both the ateliers approximately 2 months to complete.
Frogs symbolize alertness and readiness, as they always respond to nature's timing. As frogs croak before the rains, they are considered bringers of rain, cleansing, and fertility. The visible changes over the course of their life (from tadpole to frog) make them symbolic of change, adaptability, and rebirth.
Size: 46(W) x 55.5(L) x 28(H) cm.
Weight: 6.2 kg.