The Floris Wubben Tree Fungus Shelf is Naturalistic

 - Mar 6, 2012
References: design-milk & design-milk
Netherlands-based designer Floris Wubben’s new Tree Fungus Shelf comes as the result of a collaboration with artist Bauke Fokkema and combines outdoor elements with indoor furnishings in a contemporary fashion.

When asked about the source for the piece’s conception, Wubben commented that the Tree Fungus Shelf was inspired by the parasitic structure of the mold and fungus found inside a willow stem. The shelf itself is composed of "two halves of an already fallen pollard willow" and connected by a spore-themed white shelf.

The shelf would be a lovely addition to any home decor that incorporates a naturalistic element as a prevailing motif. Large enough to be a room divider, the Tree Fungus Shelf would also beautifully compliment Wubben’s earlier design: the No. 3 chair.