A playful juxtaposition of rawness and precision

Weird and wonderful, irregular and imperfect, Stumps and Trunks are an explicit celebration of the unique and aberrant qualities of wood. Cut from a single block of rare character woods and rendered in exceedingly simplified forms, the organic materiality of the timber is given primary focus. Unique patterns of grain variation tell a story of age, locality, the climate conditions the tree weathered, the soil it called home, the minerals it has encountered, and the insects and animals who lived within it. From silver streaks created by beetles to unique rifts caused by the wind, we find these differences to be extraordinarily beautiful, underscoring the life of the tree. Each piece is as one of a kind as the trees from which they are crafted.

Cut from solid blocks of freshly cut domestic ash or maple, the surface of each Stump & Trunk design splits as it ages and dries, giving each piece a unique aesthetic spirit. Ring and heartwood details are actively preserved and featured on the seat. Like much of Kalon Studios’ work, Stump and Trunk explores the playful relationship between the variation inherent to natural materials and the precision of contemporary design. Rendered in exceedingly simplified forms, the organic materiality of the wood is given primary focus. No finish has been applied to best allow the piece to develop a natural patina over time.

The collection includes a Stump, a Trunk, and Character Stumps, including Ambrosia, Wormy, Live Edge, and Character.

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