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Asif Khan, living table, baby's breath table

To create these billowing bursts, Khan took advantage of Gypsophila’s natural ability to interlock. Once the appropriate amount of the plant had bloomed, it was harvested, woven and then placed into molds to be freeze-dried over the course of several weeks. After hardening, each piece received a coating of linseed oil resin to lock its shape in place.

Harvest is an interesting concept that not only brings light upon the use of unconventional, under-appreciated materials, but reinforces a connection between the interior and natural exterior world—a place we often forget to consider in our busy urban lives.

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