Found Fallen Tree Branch is Repurposed into Beautifully Unconventional Shelving

Sebastian Errazuriz's one-of-a-kind shelving unit called Bilbao proves that inspiration can come from simply stepping outside your front door. Created using a found tree branch, the artist retrieved the fallen limb from a Santiago street and took it back to his workshop. There, he twisted, turned, and readapted it, allowing the giant branch to hug a flat wall and live its new life as an unconventional shelf.

The natural shape of the tree dictated a majority of Errazuriz's design choices, but he did take a few liberties with its appearance. He sanded down any rough edges and lacquered over the wood in a black finish with a matte sheen. The form itself is very organic, but with these simple additions, it now looks modern and polished–a striking statement piece for any room.

In the past, Errazuriz has created other tree-inspired furniture:

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via [Contemporist]



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