After years of painting and varnishing Pieter came up with an idea to take the base material of wood one step further by printing images onto finished products such as tables or cupboards. The technique is quite complicated and demands an incredible accuracy both in the way the table is first built, then dismantled into smaller parts and then run through a very large printer. After printing these sections of the table it is reassembled and glued back together. This has to be done precisely ensuring that the image once more becomes a single entity without a single fault or seam. The result is both impressive as well as intriguing.
In the past Pieter van der Aa had worked with photographer Mirjam Bleeker when she photographed some of his earlier work and she brought him into contact with the artist Pieke Bergmans. Together they produced a number of tables which met with wide acclaim at various exhibitions.
Besides images of buildings from, among others, New York they also commissioned a graphic designer to produce some line drawings which were also printed on the tables. The effect of this is quite astounding and the fact that these hundreds of tiny lines all join up together again when the table is reassembled is a fine tribute to the craftsmanship of van der Aa.