Saturday, 20 June 2015

How to grow chairs

Hello and Good Morning.
I've been at the yooootoooob again, there is so much good stuff on there. I urge all of you to ditch your boring old TV, stop watching the goggle box, and explore around the tooob.

This caught my eye on the BBC web site. There is a short and very interesting video to give you a taster of an amazing concept in furniture making.

Something told me to explore further, and I found this longer video of 15 minutes.

I like this man's way of thinking. It takes 40 years to grow a tree, which will get chopped down, transported at various stages, from the forest, to the factory, and shipped thousands of miles to the shops which will sell the finished furniture. He can grow his chairs on the Derbyshire hillside in six years. We need inventive people like this, and we need to explore new ways of creating things.

Thanks for reading. Have a nice weekend. Toodle pip


  1. Well...I also appreciate thinking outside the box, but I've worked in forestry and natural resources for 30+ years, and the generalizations in this presentation made it difficult for me to see this as anything more than a gimmicky approach to making what will at best become a trendy item.
    (Apart from that, I'm also personally in favor of young trees being allowed to grow naturally; they know how to do it, really, they do. This man's insistence on growing "trees into cubes" makes me feel sad and kind of sick.)

  2. Oh my...that was just WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for sharing :)

  3. This is brilliant. I can see you making some of that driftwood furniture yourself. TED talks are brilliant. Their speakers exude positive energy. x

  4. Hi.The video was SO interesting.I am amazed at the ingenuity and efforts made to achieve their result.Thank you, Ilona,for sharing this info and broadening my mind.Warm regards,D..

  5. That's exciting! According to the video, the first trees should be ready now. Does he have a website, I wonder? I'll have to watch again.


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