Fallen tree branches transformed into elegant furniture

Sebastian Errazuriz
© Sebastian Errazuriz

Whether they are the tallest organism in the world, or the oldest, or show up in our buildings, trees are wonderful and yet sometimes under-appreciated. Rather than processing the material into a new, unrecognizable form, New York City-based Chilean designer Sebastian Errazuriz decides to emphasize the original form of fallen tree branches in this set of striking furniture.

Sebastian Errazuriz© Sebastian Errazuriz

Even though these salvaged tree limbs look quite au naturel, Errazuriz achieves a polished, elegant look by sanding everything down and coating them with a black, matte lacquered finish. He then strategically places glass shelving panels to allow for display of books and other knick-knacks, giving the impression of objects floating along with these modified branches.

Sebastian Errazuriz© Sebastian Errazuriz
Sebastian Errazuriz© Sebastian Errazuriz

He explains the concept as getting people to look beyond the mundane:

It’s important to me that a project consist of just a little twist, because I ultimately want people to see the obvious, the everyday differently.

Errazuriz has implemented the approach with these wonderful coffee tables, which consist of reclaimed wood and a simple, glass surface. Thanks to the preservation of their original shape, these tree limbs bring a forest atmosphere right into the living room.

Sebastian Errazuriz© Sebastian Errazuriz
Sebastian Errazuriz© Sebastian Errazuriz
Sebastian Errazuriz© Sebastian Errazuriz
Sebastian Errazuriz© Sebastian Errazuriz

Trees have their own inherent beauty, grace and strength, and Errazuriz's collection of understated but refined furniture are real reminders of these wonderful qualities, but remade for a minimalist home. See more over at Sebastian Errazuriz.

[Via: My Modern Met]

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