The Underwood Furniture Collection Evokes the British Countryside

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 23, 2014
References: sebastiancox & dezeen
Dsigner Sebastian Cox has recently unveiled the Underwood furniture collection.

The collection is made from hazel wood (British ash and coppiced hazel wood) sourced from the countryside, where it has been cut and left as waste. Cox, a self-proclaimed "wood geek," admits that hazel is his favorite wood out of all the species he is familiar with.

The collection is comprised of eight staple pieces, including the Hewn Bench. The rectangular seat is fashioned from ash, and supported is by four coppiced hazel legs. Cox decided to leave the majority of the bark, distinguishing the legs from the smooth seat. The Hewn Tea Table features a similar design, with roughly unfinished legs that are able to fold flat. A trestle, ladder and candelabra all follow the same aesthetic.