The Aesthetics of Joints

“Länsi-Lounas” II,  1996, Mauno Hartman

In addition to functionality, the choice and implementation of wood joints is also influenced by their aesthetics. The sculptures of Professor and sculptor Mauno Hartman are characterized by their strong structure and an ingenious and diverse use of joints. The beauty and functionality of the joints will appeal to the viewer.

Joint details for sculptures

When a joint is designed to be visible, it can be a significant element in the appearance of the product. Joints such as notched joints and dovetail joints can be very decorative. The appearance of an object can be affected according to where the joints are and the direction in which they are aligned. The dimensions of a joint also have a considerable effect on its appearance.