Camilo Andres Rodriguez Marquez is a Colombian artist and specialist in woodworking. He founded CarmWorks Studio in 2015, the design studio is based in Bogota, Colombia. CarmWorks designs furniture and decorative objects mainly in oak and cedar wood. A collection of wooden furniture that shows geometric chairs, large tables, minimalist consoles and rounded stools.
The multiple pieces of furniture are often made of burnt wood. The artist is inspired by the traditional Japanese technique of Yakisugi, which means “burnt cedar”. This finishing technique is used to protect the wood from deterioration over time. In CarmWorks Studio, wooden furniture is first treated by charring, then by applying natural oils and finally each piece of furniture is treated with a mixture of lacquer and matte enamel. This guarantees a sustainable protection against UV light, in order to make all furniture suitable for outdoor use.