floris wubben: upside down floris wubben: upside down
jan 25, 2011

floris wubben: upside down

‘upside down’ by floris wubben images courtesy of floris wubben

dutch designer floris wubben has collaborated with artist bauke fokkema to create ‘upside down’, a chair that is crafted in its entirety from an inverted willow tree. the entwining mass of twigs provides enough stability to support both the remnants of the tree and the user.

follicles and branches that stem from the trunk are twisted and splinted into place to form four legs. the seat and back are carved from the bole, conforming to the tree’s natural silhouette.


lounge chair

detail of leg

detail of foot

detail of seat

  • hippie!

    HIPPIE LOVER says:
  • great!

    bimbam says:
  • have fun making multiples of that one

    hayzues says:
  • Brilliant! We really needed it! Thx designer

    Tony Mc Coy Jr says:
  • A log? nice….

    James Dean says:
  • Firewood!

    Ben says:
  • Beautiful, and hopefully made from a tree that had seen its time… but I don’t think so. Why would someone cut down a tree with limbs supple enough to braid into legs?

    SallyCynic says:
  • Cool, something for the [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DStwXsmZ3OE]tree man [/url] to sit on.

    yo ho, Yo Ho says:
  • Wow, nature made even more beautiful.
    Remarkable, a purely creative inspiration.

    myra wexler says:

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