christophe guinet uses tree bark in the making of natural skateboard
 
christophe guinet uses tree bark in the making of natural skateboard
jan 01, 2015

christophe guinet uses tree bark in the making of natural skateboard

christophe guinet uses tree bark in the making of natural skateboard
all images courtesy of christophe guinet

 

 

 

following his project ‘just grow it‘, where he used botanical materials to craft sneaker-shaped vegetable and plant-based sculptures, parisian artist christophe guinet has appropriated his fascination with the outdoor world for ‘natural skateboarding’. 

 

guinet (aka mr. plant) has used the bark of a tree for the skateboard’s deck, uniting organic and urban in a single piece. wheels are mounted onto the base as they would in a functional cruiser, revealing the beauty of nature through everyday and cult objects. additionally, his ‘care to minimize the harmful impact on the environment is in contrast to the escalation of consumerism and the race to keep producing objects which are ever newer and more technical’, he states.

christophe guinet uses tree bark in the making of natural skateboard
plant deck: 8.38 x 31.8 — 14.25 inch wheelbase 

christophe guinet uses tree bark in the making of natural skateboard
the design of the urban cruiser unites organic and urban in a single, design object

christophe guinet uses tree bark in the making of natural skateboard
‘natural skateboarding’ by christophe guinet reveals the beauty of nature through everyday and cult objects

christophe guinet uses tree bark in the making of natural skateboard
from the side, wheels can be seen mounted onto the bark 

christophe guinet uses tree bark in the making of natural skateboard
the grip

christophe guinet uses tree bark in the making of natural skateboard
guinet’s fascination with the natural world led him to the organically-sourced project

  • Um, what is an “unnatural” skateboard?

    Typical design speak: “I have completely re-invented the wheel by giving it a new color.” Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah

    Willy

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