Cau.la set out to transform a 205-year-old Coastal Douglas-fir that had fallen late in 2011 into a new and modern bench that could reconnect its users with the environment. The designer’s intention was to give the fallen tree a second life and use it as a medium to teach people to better respect the world’s precious resources. The form of the bench even takes on a broken shape, giving way to a symbolic representation that pays homage to the tree’s past. You can currently see the bench on display on Granville Island.
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