Artist Turns Fallen Branches Into Beautiful Furniture (14 Photos)
Sebastian Errazuriz is a Chilean born, New York based artist and designer that is highly regarded for his original and provocative works on a variety of areas and disciplines. Raised in London, Errazuriz obtained a design degree in Santiago and an MFA from New York University.
Tackling everything from political artworks to giant public art projects, experimental furniture to product design and women’s shoes to motorcycles; Errazuriz is known as a prodigious and obsessive workaholic.
In an ongoing series of ‘functional sculptures‘, Sebastian creates shelving units, coffee tables and desks from fallen branches and dead trees. The series “attempts to let the natural forms found in nature dictate the majority of design,” with subtle additions of supporting rods and glass to accentuate the tree’s natural beauty. Errazuriz adds:
“no matter how beautiful or sophisticated our designs might be, the shapes we find in nature are often more mysterious and intriguing”