Slow manufacture for carbon capture - Full Grown - Alice & Gavin Munro - BS040
Today I'm talking with Alice and Gavin Munro from Full Grown about their exceptional work growing complete chairs from trees.
So the normal procedure is to wait 50 years for a tree to grow, chop it down and begin cutting it into smaller and smaller parts. At some point the parts are small enough and you can now join them back together with glue to make a chair. Depending on the competency of the joinery and strength of the glue, your chair might last 50-100 years?
Alice and Gavin Munro have a different idea. Grow one tree that you train into the right shape to be a complete chair. Grafting the branches together to make solid joins that will last forever!
"Taking a radical stance on the way we produce our objects, Alice & Gavin Munro are at the cutting edge of an emerging art form, an art form that highlights an interesting way to be closer to art and nature and to create symbiotic abundance for both.
Challenging the way we create products as well as how we see the items with which we surround ourselves, the Grown Furniture has an immediate tactile, visceral and organic appeal."
Full Grown Building Sustainability Links
- Ash Dieback
- Ferdinand Ludwig - Buildings made from trees
- Ferdinand Ludwig - Video
- Biophilia is an innate affinity of life or living systems. The term was first used by Erich Fromm to describe a psychological orientation of being attracted to all that is alive and vital.
- Horatio's Gardens
- David Nash (Artist)
- Kew Gardens
- Cradle to Cradle
- Dr Chris Cattle ( Grown Stools)
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