This design really gets back to the roots of structural engineering, taking its cues from the natural environment – specifically, a many-branched tree.
From JBomers Design, the concept is clearly seen in the finished product, but subtly functions like a real branch system, too, tapering toward the center to provide space at ‘ground level’ then branching back out into a top canopy.
The details and materials work as well – the top itself comes from a 200-year-old oak, and the branches below make an appearance as they come up through it before being cut off, flush with the surface.
“The Bomers’ nr.1 is the first in a new series of furniture inspired by trees. This dining table is resembling an old big tree carrying his roof of leaves. The table top is made out of second hand, 200-year-old oak wood. The branches below make an appearance as they come up through it before being cut off, flush with the surface representing the leaves. The branches are made out of hand curved steel bars spread over a large area at the base, tapering towards the middle, and then branching out to a wide palette above at the top, the stand of this table resembles a tree in every respect.”
Bomers’ gorgeous nr.2 is worth a look, too, with its beautiful sculptural design.
“Second in the Bomers’ tree inspired furniture series, the Bomers’ Nr. 2 is a sofa resembling a leaf just fallen from its tree. The hand curved steel frame of the sofa follows the same pattern as the veins of a leaf adapting its natural structure and strength. The spaces in between are filled with cushions covered in leather but leaving the ‘veins’ visible. All pieces in the Bomers’ furniture series are handcrafted which makes each piece unique.”
About the designer:
“Jeroen Bomers is a broadly orientated and interdisciplinary working designer. His work and interest go from furniture to automotive design and from community art projects to architecture, from conceptual design to development aid projects and green energy.”