tree trunks and yew roots become legs and backrests in gidoo songs' furniture series

tree trunks and yew roots become legs and backrests in gidoo songs' furniture series

gidoo song bridges nature and architecture

 

Gidoo Song’s Connect Series presents a collection of furniture rooted in the designer’s personal relationships, and the relationship between nature and artificiality. Song draws on childhood memories of watching his father trimming trees and collecting uniquely shaped stones, which he unites with architectural formative principles to create furniture that is sculptural and functional. The chairs and stools are carved out of cherry and oak wood, embracing minimalist geometric forms imposed with natural objects from Song’s father’s collection which here find new expressions as armrests, backrests, and legs.

gidoo song fuses architectural forms and elements from nature for furniture series
all images courtesy of Gidoo Song

 

 

connect series sculpted from cherry and oak wood

 

The legs, with edges left exposed to embrace the essence of the materiality, stand like columns and architectural walls, connected with seats shaped from both curved and straight lines using traditional weaving. ‘What is interesting is that while my father found beauty in its natural form, I found it by artificially processing natural materials,says Gidoo Song.

 

The Connect Series is, as such, a formative and functional variation of generational stories and the relationship between humans and nature. When viewed from above, the chairs and stools’ three-dimensional legs and stalls look like a two-dimensional architectural floor plan. For the designer, nature on the floor plan of architecture evokes a sense of heterogeneity in itself.

gidoo song fuses architectural forms and elements from nature for furniture series
Gidoo Song presents Connect Series

gidoo song fuses architectural forms and elements from nature for furniture series
furniture rooted in the designer’s personal relationships, and the relationship between nature and artificiality

gidoo song fuses architectural forms and elements from nature for furniture series
Connect Chair, made of cherry wood and carbonized yew roots

gidoo song fuses architectural forms and elements from nature for furniture series
the edge surface of the legs are left exposed

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gidoo song fuses architectural forms and elements from nature for furniture series
minimalist geometric forms imposed with natural objects from Song’s father’s stone collection

connect series
ebonized oak wood and a pristine tree trunk

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connect series
when viewed from above, the legs and stalls look like a two-dimensional architectural floor plan

connect series
ebonized oak wood and a pristine tree trunk

connect series
a formative and functional variation of generational stories and the relationship between humans and nature

 

 

project info:

 

name: Connect Series
designer: Gidoo Song

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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