Trees Grown Into The Shape Of Furniture


Furnishing your home has come a long way in the last 100 years. Slowly developing into a form of art, the utility factor still weighs in a lot. And the technique of molding trees into furniture is the quintessence of that! The pieces you see in the pictures, called Full Grown, come from the mind of Gavin Munro. The British designer wants deforestation to stop and environmental care to show more in business. So he developed the genius way of making chairs, tables and lamps from actual trees. The actual process involves the use of recycled plastic molds. They are used in such a manner so that trees are `trained` to grow in that form. The designer jokes about his method, comparing it to `3D printing that uses air, soil and sunshine as its source materials`. Check out the amazing chairs and other pieces of furniture he had managed to bring up. This is a really interesting engineering.

“How are these Grown Furniture pieces made? In essence its an incredibly simple art. You start by training and pruning young tree branches as they grow over specially made formers. ” Gavin Munro






It’s here in Gavin’s mother-in-law’s garden that the first group of willow trees started to really look like a chair in 2010.





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