Birchbark Modern

Posted on by inaka

elm, birchbark, glass, sandblastedI am continuing to explore the question “can a birchbark piece be sophisticated?” This table exploits the beauty of bark that has the feel of top-grain leather. However, the design and the top are very modern.

An angular base showcases both sides of what birch bark can look like. The dowels securing the base are covered in dyed rawhide. With a sandblasted glass top thick enough to withstand hot drinks, this piece takes an age-old natural material and brings it into the 21st century. The top detaches for easier transport.

glass51cm D x 70cm L x 61cm H
20”D x 27.5”L x 24”H

The natural rawhide and bark juxtapose with the glass top.

dowel, rawhide, dyed, natural

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