Historically charred wood has been associated to Japanese culture and to the concept of Wabi-sabi. “The thought of finding beauty in every aspect of imperfection in nature”. It is about the aesthetic of things in existence, that are “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. It is a notion expressing a taste for things that bear the mark of time.
Cayaki embraces the notion of “aging beautifully” with its natural charred wood siding. It’s charring wood process results in timeless imperfections within the wood highlighting the elegance of weathered wood which bear the mark of time. In the spirit of Wabi-subi. These marks of time are preserved and enhanced, and the transformation of the wood siding once charred completes the cycle of life buy highlighting the aging process and what wood aspires to be if left to mother nature.
Wabi refers to the fullness and modesty that can be experienced in the face of natural phenomena (simplicity, asymmetry, nature…) Sabi is the feeling that comes when looking at things that have reached their natural patina alteration in time, a taste for aged objects or material. Cayaki tries to manifest this image and feeling with charring techniques that visually evoke these characteristics.
Cayaki specializes in the fine art of charring wood. Raw material is sourced and made in Canada utilizing Red and White Cedar which are two widely renowned wood species for their rot-proof, as well as insect and weather-resistant properties. Cayaki is a market leader in knowing how to properly char and apply a wide ranch of eye-catching colors.