brothers dressler craft a species of wooden tree trophies at IDS toronto
brothers dressler craft a species of wooden tree trophies at IDS toronto brothers dressler craft a species of wooden tree trophies at IDS toronto
jan 31, 2016
brothers dressler craft a species of wooden tree trophies at IDS toronto


brothers dressler craft a species of wooden tree trophies at IDS toronto
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no animals were harmed in the making of these faux-taxidermy trophies — rather they give new life to otherwise wasted wood offcuts. throughout their practice, toronto-based brothers dressler strive to maximize the natural features of responsibly sourced material in the design of bespoke furnishings, lighting, and objects.

 

for woodlove, a curated space at the interior design show 2016 of locally-made ontario wood products, brothers dressler present their ‘trophies’ collection, which reappropriate the tips and ends of salvaged river-swept roots to evoke species of native wildlife. ‘these weathered slices of wood are the off-cuts from our root tables, which feature a solid wood top balanced upon the cleaned roots of trees lost due to farming irrigation in southern ontario,’ the brothers describe. sculptural pieces of maple, ash, hickory and walnut are mounted onto oak plaques and displayed on the wall like a hunter’s prize; yet through the quirky species of objects, the brothers dressler instead remind us to preserve and treasure earth’s resources rather than choose to destroy them. 

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the series of objects give new life to otherwise wasted wood offcuts
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no animals were harmed in the making of these faux-taxidermy trophies
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the designers have reappropriated the tips and ends of salvaged river-swept roots
image courtesy of brothers dressler

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brothers dressler strive to maximize the natural features of responsibly sourced material
image © designboom

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the collection of ‘trophies’ on display at the interior design show IDS 2016
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‘trophy #1′
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‘trophy #2′
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‘trophy #3′
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‘trophy #4′
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sculptural pieces of maple, ash, hickory and walnut are mounted onto oak plaques 
image © designboom

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the pieces are displayed on the wall like a hunter’s prize 
image © designboom

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the pieces aim to remind us to preserve and treasure earth’s resources rather than choose to destroy them
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