Spotted in magazines, on the web, in stores and on TV; the tree is hip, happening and very much in vogue.
We had the deer antlers, the faux stuffed reindeer, the vilt greens et all, but it looks like we need to take the hunting gounds proper indoors too to keep up too!
Dutch design duo Snodevormgevers(sly designers), consisting of Josef Blersch and Ander Liefting, designed a tree trunk inspired metal locker type TV or liquor cabinet, a stool and even an entire fireplace.
Visit their website for the entire line of products.
A classic, but unavoidable one in this line-up is the Odda coat rack.
A bit in line with the whole ‘putting-your-coats-in-a-tree’ concept; wall stickers with trees come in various shapes and sizes. Stick one up on the wall by your front door and put up a few hooks at the end of some of the branches.
Hooks not included, but you can buy those at any DYI or decorating store. Wall stickers might be a bit 2002, but they somehow survived the ever changing trends tidal wave and are here to stay for a while to come.
Ferm Living Shop, a US based online shop does a great collection of wall stickers.
I personally really like this pine tree version.
The Fast Forestgarden, home and office furniture collection takes its inspiration from trees in winter. It was designed by Robby & Francesca Cantarutti and is made in Italy.
Shawn Lovell metalworks’ fairytale-like four poster bed shaped like trees and twigs complete with birds nest is actually made of metal!
For those who want the big kahoona, the actual tree, or at least parts of it in the house, try the Burlwood furniture of American designer George Nakashima. You need a bit of cash to spare as the below table, sold at Sotheby’s in 2006 for $822.400
Obviously, the more financially challenged among us can go cheap with pimping any old chest of drawers with sprigs or twigs (no too thin) found in the woods. And big logs of a tree can make great tables or stools. Further to this, your old regular saloon type stools and tables made from solid pine or hemlock make great decorative statements and are relatively easy to come by if you live in a wooded area. There are quite a few online shops selling this type of rustic log cabin type furniture.
very cool article! nice designs
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