A branch on the roadside is hardly worth a second glance, but transport it to a new context and it can become the centerpiece of an otherwise-subdued modern coffee and side table design. Each wood and resin table in the BloomX collection from mth woodworks features a branch or two of thin birch, carefully set in unassuming and monochromatic resin.
Bleached beech wood or metal make up likewise minimalist supports, keeping focus on the grain of the wood while complimenting the linearity of each slice. Other tables in the Bloom series do the opposite: inlaying resin within hollow tree trunk forms.
Their company motto is appropriately simple, and fits this as well as other works: a piece of outside, inside.
“Each piece from the bloom collection is designed and handcrafted locally in Vancouver British Columbia. Created from 100% locally salvaged cedar, this collection focuses its attention on showcasing the beautiful natural shapes and forms of our lush BC rain forests. Taken from the ground after an area has been logged, each bloom table/panel is a byproduct of industry and aims to fuse these natural elements with our award winning designs.”
About Artist Michael Thomas Host
“Founder and owner of mth woodworks is a native of BC. The son of a forester and an avid outdoorsman, he has naturally drawn much of his inspiration from the surrounding forest habitat. Summers spent riding bikes in the mountains, and winters spent snowboarding and surfing the west coast, Michael has a deep and profound appreciation of nature and the passion in his work is fuelled by the great outdoors.”
“Four years spent training as a yacht builder brought much valuable experience with epoxies and resins. His journey would then take him to Brooklyn New York where he would dive headfirst into custom furniture building and large scale wood installations, constantly acquiring new techniques along the way. 2002 saw Michaels return to the west coast, as he continued his professional development managing a local wood working shop.”