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Fallen 205-year-old Coastal Douglas Fir Transformed Into a Modern Bench That Pays Homage to Its Roots
Posted By Y. Van On July 16, 2012 @ 4:40 pm In green furniture,Reader Submitted Content,Recycled Materials | No Comments
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 .
+ Rodrigo Caula 
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 Cau.la: http://cau.la/ingrain
 modern bench: http://inhabitat.com/bug-infested-wood-transformed-into-sleek-modern-furniture/
 Granville Island: http://www.granvilleisland.com/
 + Rodrigo Caula: http://cau.la/
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