Designer sculpts trees into chair-like objects without chopping them down

Designer sculpts trees into chair-like objects without chopping them down

The fascinating thing about nature is that there’s no stopping its growth. Gavin Munro is taking advantage of that with his unique furniture.

The Derbyshire-based furniture designer fashions trees into chairs through some strategic sculpting. Yes, it’s possible and Munro has years of testing in his mother’s garden to prove it. Full Grown is the art of sculpting wood, as it grows, into furniture-like shapes without the need for chopping ’em down. The process can take anywhere between four to eight years as Munro describes, “In essence, it’s an incredibly simple art. You start by training and pruning young tree branches as they grow over specially made firmer. At certain points we then graft them together so that the object grows into one solid piece – I’m interested in the way that this is like an organic 3D printing that uses air, soil, and sunshine as its source materials.” Check out some of the furniture below and learn more on their website. There’s also a Kickstarter campaign in place to help raise funds before their first “chair harvest.”

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