Modern Logs & More: 4 Chic Spins on Traditional Furniture

Thomas Schnur may be the furniture world’s equivalent of a material scientist, testing the potential and pushing the limitations of ordinary substances used in everyday object construction.

His latest wooden chair and bench series take the spun-log aesthetic and turn it toward new ends, stacking and rolling these conventional building blocks in unusual ways. “To our industrial informed society these sylvan items often appear rough and solid but also idyllic and indigenous.”

Other objects in his recent collection include experiments with similarly-ubiquitous typologies of both material and form – bent-metal storage lockers and cast plastic chairs, each taken and returned the viewer with a twist.

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