Marquetry is an ancient and highly skilled technique. It involves the cutting and assembly of pieces of wood veneer to form a design. Alexandra chooses each piece of wood for the colour and grain that best describes the individual design elements. Each piece of wood is cut out by hand or using a laser cutter, and then put together like a giant jigsaw puzzle, pressed, and then hand lacquered until glass smooth.
The meticulous craftsmanship is an impressive sight to behold, and the grain and movement in the woods gives an added luxurious dimension to Alexandra’s designs. Alexandra will work with you to turn your ideas or life story into a unique design, which she will present as a digital sketch. Once this is signed-off, it is translated into marquetry, and crafted out of hundreds of pieces of individually cut wood veneer.