Gallery: Marc Sparfel Crafts a Menagerie of Animals From Discarded Furn...

 
Says Sparfel of his work, "Abandoned furniture that has no purpose any more or simply isn't fashionable. The ever changing cycle, outdated shapes and the hour of triumph for Swedish design. Chairs, wardrobes and hat stands, a truly urban forest growing out of the asphalt, climbing street lamps and walls....this is my forest, my world where I walk with pleasure, always excited by the surprises the new harvest brings, where I hand pick the best pieces, and choose the woods as if they were fruit on a tree.Once in my workshop, my sanctuary, my laboratory, I start the process of transformation, sometimes slow and painful but always intuitive, searching for a certain elegance and poetry made from wood.

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