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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

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Cau.la [1]┬áset out to transform a 205-year-old Coastal Douglas-fir that had fallen late in 2011 into a new and modern bench [2] 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┬ábench on display on Granville Island [3].

+ Rodrigo Caula [4]

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[1] Cau.la: http://cau.la/ingrain

[2] modern bench: http://inhabitat.com/bug-infested-wood-transformed-into-sleek-modern-furniture/

[3] Granville Island: http://www.granvilleisland.com/

[4] + Rodrigo Caula: http://cau.la/

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