Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Grassroots Furniture Company

Eric Young's Grassroots furniture company makes sustainable kitchen wear and bespoke furniture. Eric's chopping boards are all uniquely beautiful. 
Wenge, Walnut, Roasted Ash, White Oak, Butternut, Cherry, Beech, and Elm are all used to create this beautiful banded chopping paddle.

Below : a beautiful oak board featuring a central knot.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Sebastian Cox and Ninela Ivanova; Mycelium + Timber

Furniture designer; Sebastian Cox and interdisciplinary fabric designer Ninela Ivanova have been collaboratively investigating the use of fungi in design. Thin strips of goat willow are woven into a mould and then the fungus 'Fomes Fomentarius' is added with further willow to feed it.
"It's not just about the fungus, it's about the marriage of the two materials. "It's not sustainability for us – it's just what makes sense. These two materials have a natural relationship in the woodland, so let's see how we can exploit that." Ninela Ivanova
Sebastian Cox  does not use composite wood products in his work as he has never been satisfied with the binding agent used in them, hence he has always been interested in recreating a natural alternative.
"Mycelium offers us the opportunity to create products that not only continue but advance our ethos of sustainability and test our ability as a studio to design for new methods of manufacture," Sebastian Cox 

The 'Mycelium + Timber' has so far been developed into a range of lighting and seating but as the material is further developed and its application explored who knows what creative furniture design we will see using the unique qualities of fungus.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Jack Havelock Bailey

A table formed of a cross section of oak with walnut butterfly joints by designer and architect James Havelock Bailey.

You can see photographs and a film of some of the processes here.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Justine Bolzon

Justine Bolzon is a young furniture maker and woodworker based in Adelaide, who uses locally sourced timber and hand crafting to create exceptional tableware.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Sapud Kacaw

Taiwanese designer Sapud Kacaw stunning organic chairs based on the ancient principles of Pangcah wisdom, living in harmony with earth, shapes of mountain and ocean. 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Dan McArdle

Dan McArdle cretes carved reliefs which he then colours, I love the beauty of the freshly carved raw wood.