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Title: A New Meaning To Natural Furniture
Post by: WelshPete on 09 Dec 2006, 05:05
Found this link on a web blog and i thought it looks really different!

(http://www.grown-furniture.co.uk/Assets/images/allotmentc.jpg)

Furniture created and shaped through the way that it grows! Think its kinda neet!

Anyone seen this sort of thing before?

Grow Your own Furntiture Link (http://www.grown-furniture.co.uk/)

(Wasnt sure if this is the right place to post this....Sorry if its wrong)
Title: Re: A New Meaning To Natural Furniture
Post by: Tophoo on 10 Dec 2006, 07:31
Who cares if this is the right place- it's cool!

Naw, it's artistic, DiY live furniture- it totally belongs here.

This stuff is almost ubiquitous where I live in the US Pacific Northwest. It's really cool to see all the myriad permutation of the common stool or chair. You can wander Saturday Markets and find stuff like this, and occassionally spot a still-living bench growing in someone's lawn.

I'd like to get some property one day and try to form my own furniture.
Title: Re: A New Meaning To Natural Furniture
Post by: hoax on 11 Dec 2006, 02:43
I agree, it's very cool!  My favorite part is that they take about five years to complete.  Imagine the conversations you can have with houseguests about that:

Hey, I like your stool.
-Oh, thanks, I GREW it.
WOW, how long did that take?
-About five years.
WOW!
Title: Re: A New Meaning To Natural Furniture
Post by: Mnementh on 11 Dec 2006, 04:01
This practice is called pleaching, and it is thousand of years old.

People are building structures (http://inhabitat.com/2006/06/12/grow-your-own-treehouse/) out of plants this way.  It's pretty incredible.
Title: Re: A New Meaning To Natural Furniture
Post by: Runs_With_Scissors on 24 Dec 2006, 13:13
That is fantastic! I will wait to do that when they come out w/ the instant kind though. Maybe the 'Just add water'. I'm not patient enough to wait 5 years for a piece of furnature. Though it is very unique looking.
Title: Re: A New Meaning To Natural Furniture
Post by: Peter Harris on 01 Feb 2007, 15:39
Was this "weblog" http://www.boingboing.net (http://www.boingboing.net), perhaps?
Title: Re: A New Meaning To Natural Furniture
Post by: Evil_Lathander on 02 Feb 2007, 01:20
I remember this extreme bondage site where they turned women willing to do it into furniture for a couple of hours...

oit's really well thought of... they have sketches, drawing plans, doctor consultings for weak back and other things...
Title: Re: A New Meaning To Natural Furniture
Post by: chocolate_octopus on 02 Feb 2007, 08:54
wow! I want a tree house!
Title: Re: A New Meaning To Natural Furniture
Post by: Lines on 02 Feb 2007, 09:33
This practice is called pleaching, and it is thousand of years old.

People are building structures (http://inhabitat.com/2006/06/12/grow-your-own-treehouse/) out of plants this way.  It's pretty incredible.

i'd seen the stools before, but the houses are pretty damn awesome.