Growing Trees into Art and Furniture
Did you know that ancient Greeks & Egyptians grew stools and the Chinese dug holes and filled them with chair-shaped rocks and grew tree roots through the gaps? Using these ancient techniques combined with modern technology, Full Grown grows, grafts, nurtures then harvest living trees into chairs, tables, sculpture – anything you can imagine!
The current furniture production process is highly wasteful, considerably damaging to our environment, and, when the complete process is taken into account, very slow. So, they are currently developing an elegant, simple art form that emits oxygen, absorbs CO2 and whose byproducts sustain the birds, the bees and other wildlife. Each piece is an expression of patience and collaboration with nature. No doubt they are at the cutting edge of an emerging art form, an art form that highlights an interesting way to be closer to art and nature and to create symbiotic abundance for both.
Challenging the way we create products as well as how we see the items with which we surround ourselves, their furniture and works of art have an immediate tactile, visceral and organic appeal. How else can we work with nature and not against it to produce objects we use and surround ourselves with?
Spotted by: Bikram Palikhey