Faux Bois is a French term meaning “false wood” Although the French are credited with giving this art a name, there are examples to be found that far predate the existence of France as a nation. The art of ferrocement faux bois is a combination of steel and concrete: Portland cement mixes are applied to a steel framework, and then sculpted by hand to resemble natural wood.. Only a handful of artists still continue to practice this fabulous art form.
I first spotted Michael Fogg’s work in the David Sutherland showroom at the SFDC.
He has achieved a look so natural one has to touch it to feel that it is actually concrete.
The detail of his labors are a feast for the eye
Isn’t this sconce incredible? Wouldn’t you love to see a couple of these in a beach house?
He has elevated this simple style
..to a level achieved by no other…
Is it real or is it faux?
This chair would be most beautiful standing alone, unadorned, as sculpture, don’t you think?
Traditional Home did a wonderful feature on Michael Fogg here http://www.traditionalhome.com/design/artisan-michael-fogg
If you would like to see more of Michael Fogg’s wonderful work check out his website here http://mfogg.squarespace.com/gallery/faux-bois-decor/
All photos unless otherwise noted are from Michael Fogg’s website.
Lastly, I am still alive thank you for all your emails. I apologize for the lack of posts. I had to purchase a new computer. For starters the geek squad took six days to transfer my old information to my new computer (don’t get me started on that). That combined with getting used to new formats updated programs….yikes!! Hopefully next week all will be back to normal.