We’ve raved about OHIO Design several times since we fell in love with the company’s innovative furniture back in 2005. So we were super excited to run into OHIO again at the Dwell on Design conference this weekend and discover that they have been massively prolific since the last time we checked in with them.
You may (or may not) remember me waxing lyrical about the beauty of OHIO’s unique photo transfer process, where they print photographs directly onto wood for a stunningly surreal effect. They only had a couple of pieces using this unusual technique the last time I looked – but in the past year it appears they have produced at least 6 or 7 seven gorgeous new pieces. Some feature tranquil foliage scenes; others provocative figures (the bed looks a bit naughty); still others have an ironic edge, like the giant termite creeping up a wooden sideboard (recently featured in I.D. Magazine).
But my favorite piece by far is the side table printed with an image of a pile of logs. The image is close enough in material to the real thing to create a sort of trompe l’oeil effect, where it looks like your side table may actually be made out of a pile of logs. I can’t get enough. Did I mention they use renewable FSC-certified woods, too?