Bringing more and more nature inside is a huge trend today. Designer create pieces that are so rough and unprocessed that they seem to be just brought from the outside. The furniture collection we’d like to share today is right one of these, and it’s sure to have a great success.
German designer Lisa Ertel used a sandblasting technique on wood furniture to emphasize the patterns created by trees’ annual rings of growth.
The Dune collection is intended to highlight the “individual history” of each piece of wood, making it more of a tangible experience. By removing the soft new wood on the outside, the underlying shapes of previous years are revealed. The resulting patterns are reminiscent of topographic maps.
For Dune, Ertel designed purposefully chunky stools, benches and chairs from solid slabs of wood. Their style references resting places found throughout Germany that date back to the 16th century.
Intended as a spot for travelers and farmers to put down heavy goods, the benches – known as ruhstein – feature similarly simple forms, often made of just a few beams. Ertel’s pieces range from seats small enough to hold in one arm to benches long enough to seat several people at once.