The number one interior design trend is to bring nature and natural elements into the home so it is no wonder that furniture designers have become inspired with the great outdoors, especially trees. Tree design in furniture runs the gammot from abstract to the literal with some featuring real sections of trees, others made from wood to look like tree sections and still others made from metals and even embroidery.
Tree Design Furniture Made from Tree Sections
The Square Roots Table by Thomas de Lussac took 8 months to make. The oak stump was found, cleaned up and sanded before bing dovetail jointed into a tabletop that was also attached on the other end with a single tapered leg that was jointed with a Through Mortis.
Fallen Tree by Benjamin Graindorge is one of the more literal interpretations with actual tree branches seemingly growing from its bench seat as though the seat where the tree’s trunk.
What I love about the Fusion Frames by Darryl Cox is how you can use these picture frames as wall hooks for a hat or a dog leash or even holiday bobbles.
Slabwood Shelving through Design Lush has such a raw appeal with its living wood walnut slabs and glass shelving. Its available with plank style wood too but the living edges is what really makes this design awesome.
John Houshmand really knows how to make a BIG impact with his tree designs; this dramatic dining table is made from a half log, 5 steel supports and a glass top. Not only does this table makes a big statement it is also huge in size at 516”Lx64”Dx30”W.
Driftwood branches or trunk sections encased in acrylic by Michael Dawkins are like moments frozen in time. It is as though the branches are caught in a river ice flow.
Michael Thomas Host of MTH Woodworks uses real sections of found logs in his Bloom Collection. The log chunks are then filled with or set into white resin to make these unique, no two are the same tables.
Tree Design Furniture made from Wood to look like Trees
The Dining Table Angkor by Olivier Dolle uses one of its legs as the tree trunk and continues the graphic across the tabletop. Believe it or not 12th century temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia inspired this contemporary graphic.
A coat rack and a lamp, both that seem to be growing like trees from their chair or bench base are the designs of Kwon Jae Min. Both part of his Grow Up series the coat rack and lamp both come from the same slab of wood as their bases allowing the wood grain to be bookmatched.
Branch (Marked) Sofa is the design of Gert Wingardh and Sara Heider. A mixed media design that uses the wood base as the trunk and the upholstery as the branches via the embroidery, this design is fun, whimsical and totally modern.
Oliveir Dolle’s Bookshelf Tree Branch cleverly tapers the width of each end branch just like Mother Nature does.
Always a fan of combining various woods, The Special Tree Cabinet and Sideboard in the Beyond Memory Collection by Insidherland really speak to me, but aside from the gorgeous wood grains within each of the “tree canopies”, the addition of copper or brass tree trunks really makes these two pieces sparkle.
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