I’d like you to have a look at a company and their products because I found them to be wonderful pieces of art and they use wood that would otherwise be wasted. What other’s might have seen as a piece of wood that had no use or value, they have turned into some creative and natural pieces of furniture.
Here’s the opening words from Fallen Industry‘s Site and very aptly stated:
“Furniture & sculptures made from fallen trees, knocked down by industrial growth, reclaimed & reborn with beautiful purpose.
By Paul Kruger ”
“Fallen Industry was created out of the idea to reuse before we destroy.
Fully established in 2012, all the wood materials are created from 100% reclaimed fallen trees and salvaged NYC man-made industrial driftwood. The bases are forged from Stainless Steel, and American-made or recycled steel parts whenever possible. The reclaimed wood gives the pieces a natural, organic feel, while the steel or pipes contrast this with a robust modern, industrial look. This is reflected in the natural curves of the fallen trees and the urban driftwood, that still shows signs of holes & bolts from their former lives. ”
All of the trees that they use are from ones that either have naturally fallen due to age or that were cut to make way for more industrial growth meaning buildings of course. So given that every tree is different, it goes to say that every project is going to be a little different too. They are not going to the local lumber yard and getting exact duplicate boards but in that vien you aren’t going to have a piece of furniture that is just like someone else.
Instead of hiding or trying to make the natural imperfections go away, they use them to highlight the individuality of the wood and the pieces that they become.
They also combine the contrast of the wood with an industrial component which are the legs. Sure these could have been made from wood but the various metals that they use compliment the wood versus detract from it.
So wouldn’t you agree that the concept and the furniture are really great? Well I do and if you’d liked to see and read more stop by their site Fallen Industry and I’m sure they would love it if you would spread the word as they are a relatively new and upcoming company.