Black Wooden Tables Emulate Volcanic Basalt

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Normal Studio of France recently created five geology-inspired end tables. The series, Basalt Table, is cut from a single oak trunk. Each of the pieces is made entirely of wood and charred black so that it resembles volcanic basalt. In spite of the violent process, which involves an actual blowtorch, the designs retain their natural tree rings. As fossil-like furniture, the tables represent the history, beauty, and destruction of nature.

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Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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