brent comber wooden furniture

January 20, 2011

Canadian designer brent comber creates furniture using wood in unusual ways. his ‘alder’ series features branches which have been clumped together and cut into geometric forms. the result of this process keeps the form of the tree intact while create a contemporary form. the ‘shattered’ collection has a similar process but instead of branches, it uses cut sections from logs. this creates an effect that resembles shattered glass or ice, hence the name. comber’s most innovative use of wood can be found in his series of lampshades made from cedar trunks. the shades have small perforation drilled in the side to let light through. comber’s work is all made with sustainably harvested wood, often using scraps from wood mills.


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