27 Dec '15, 4pm

Designer Fabien Capello Transforms Unwanted Christmas Trees Into Beautiful Furniture

Designer Fabien Capello Transforms Unwanted Christmas Trees Into Beautiful Furniture

Given how young they are when they’re harvested, Christmas trees can be a troublesome material to work with – lacking grain, and maintaining a rough bark. As Capello tells The New York Times , “It’s quite an ugly wood, actually. It’s probably one of the ugliest trees ever, if you just see the trunk. Because it grows so fast, there is almost no grain. I did experiments to turn the trees into wood, removing the bark and doing this sort of chopping, which is the pattern on the legs. So I’ve been finding all sorts of techniques to work with it.”

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