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16.04.15

PATTERN INNOVATION | CHAIR GROWTH

3044730-inline-i-1-these-molded-trees-grow-into-fully-copy‘Fully Grown’ Gavin Munro

A British designer has crafted a way of growing chairs. Gavin Munro moulds young trees around plastic shapes, forcing the branches and stalks into functional pieces – intertwined growths form backs and seats, where junctions and trunks form legs and arms.

PATTERNITY_these-molded-trees-grow-into-fully‘Fully Grown’ Gavin Munro

The chairs were designed to simplify and make the manufacturing process more sustainable – eliminating the need for sawing, joining and the energy required to produce furniture.

Munro aims to ‘rethink our relationship with trees and time’, likening the process to organic 3-D printing.

Find out more about the ‘Full Grown’ furniture…