Stumps chair, by Sharon Sides
The project deals with the transference of images from the environment to projects using technology processes and tests associated between a spectrum of meticulous planning in free forming nature. Exploring the interplay between control and freedom provides an examination of when it is important to plan and when it is better to let things happen naturally.
The process offers a different outlook on the tree trunk, which is normally associated with beams utilizing it’s length, focusing on the rings that appear on the actual end grain of the log.
To achieve a replicate result of the end grain ring patterns, metal sections are scanned then acid etched to showcase the history of the tree as well as its age. The production process involves bending the sheets into chairs, where the outline of the tree stump was kept intact, consequently bestowing each piece with its own unique character.