Really nice stuff. Many times when you see this type of stuff it is
impressive in terms of size or shape and texture but often not much
design astehetic. This stuff is pretty consistently well designed.
Really inspiring actually. I didn't (yet) take the time to see if this
is a new genre with many contributing artists or just the work of one
artisan or shop. Regardless, they have really pulled together some
nice components in terms of re-use, heaft, rustic materials and useful
and pleasing designs.
This makes me want to start crusing the salvage yards for raw
I have seen a number of one and two man shops that have made stuff like
this. We used to have a guy in town who used to harvest big tree stumps from
the beaches of the Pacific ocean and make some very impressive coffee
tables. He used to go through sanders at a record rate. He bought them ten
at a time.
But these guys are really different. Not only do they have some good
designs, like you said. But they can actually go out and harvest the raw
tree and cut into any shape they want. They have a big shop with some hefty
size tools. Forklifts, a BIG bandsaw, lots of working room in a well lighted
facility and a bunch of employees. This is definitely not a small, one man,
garage based shop.
It also points out that this kind of endevour can succeed. A nice enough
product, extremely politically correct (super GREEN!) presented to the right
people, etc., etc. They look like they are doing well.