For its latest range of contemporary furniture, Canadian studio Odami used the trunk and limbs of a dying red oak tree as a material source. The specimen was about 130 years old.
Odami dubbed the furniture collection 'Case Study 01: On Mass.' The silhouettes of the pieces present with a minimalist elegance, emulating the grain and qualities of the dying red oak tree. As the name might suggest, 'Case Study 01: On Mass' explores the concept and expression of mass. The Canadian studio produced an armchair, a lamp, and a table as part of it.
In order to handle the wood with the utmost precision and craftsmanship, Odami partnered with Patrick Murphy—who owns the woodworking company One Wood.
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Odami Uses Wood from a Dying Red Oak Tree for Its New Furniture Line
1. Sustainable Materials - The use of dying tree wood as a material source highlights the trend of sustainable materials in furniture design.
2. Minimalist Elegance - The minimalist and elegant silhouettes of the furniture pieces reflect the trend of minimalist design in the industry.
3. Conceptual Exploration - The 'Case Study 01: On Mass' collection showcases a trend of exploring new concepts and expressions in furniture design.
1. Furniture Design - The furniture design industry can leverage the use of sustainable materials to create eco-friendly and unique pieces.
2. Woodworking - Woodworking companies like One Wood can capitalize on the demand for precision craftsmanship in handling dying tree wood.
3. Interior Design - The trend of minimalist elegance in furniture design opens up opportunities for interior designers to create cohesive and stylish spaces.