Shou Sugi Ban
Shou Sugi Ban is the ancient Japanese craft of charring a timber surface with fire to render it a deep, charcoal black. The technique results in a black carbon layer on the timber which protects the material and reduces its maintenance requirements. Barben uses a modernised Shou Sugi Ban technique, that evenly chars the face of the timber. The exquisite nature of the process reveals clean, distinct lines and inherent textural beauty. Barben’s Shou Sugi Ban charred timber entry door handles bring an elegant, timeless aesthetic to any project. They are both artisanal and authentic much like reclaimed timber. For designers and clients who desire these qualities, Shou Sugi Ban is particularly appealing as it conveys a unique rawness and realness of character.