In an effort to bring relief from Hurricane Fiona, we are so pleased to announce our collaboration with Timberland Canada in the Made From Fiona project. With generous support from Timberland, we have designed this lounge chair that will be sold for charity. This unique chair-shown here in the 1:4 presentation model- has been made from a magnificent Red Oak tree that was downed on the North Shore of Nova Scotia in the September 24, 2022 storm.
As a material, wood begs to be sculpted. Shaping deeply into a block of wood exposes beautiful colour and grain patterns that provide a rich visual and tactile experience. Wood that is sensuously sculpted, sanded to perfection, and oiled to a rich patina, strikes a chord deep within us.
It is impossible for any designer to improve upon the forms of the natural world and their perfect designs. In a constant state of awestruck wonder, I draw inspiration from the way branches grow on trees, the curl of waves at a beach, the beauty of the human body, and countless other natural sources.
Design in our time has taken a decided turn towards the simple, the unembellished. But simplicity in design is not simple. It requires a subtle understanding of restraint. Of when to stop. When nothing is to be added nor taken away. After 40,000 hours of practice, I am just possibly beginning to understand.