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Tree Chair 2, 2022
Birch Plywood

Tree Chair V2 is a sculpted plywood chair. It references the natural forms of trees, while itself being made of the material of a tree, even as plywood is a material that has been drastically changed from its original form. The design is an evolution of Tree Chair V1, which I created in 2021. While V1 offered a more direct reference to the shapes of a tree through a cartoonishly stylized interpretation, V2 takes a less overt approach to this theme – the reference to tree forms is more subtle, while its visual language more broadly references natural forms – skeletons and bones, dinosaur anatomy, and dead branches, smooth and free of bark.

Photos by Philip Tian

Copyright Nicholas Tilma, 2023.