Raw Tree Stump Seamlessly Extends into a Polished Wooden Table

French designer Thomas de Lussac highlights the beauty of a simple tree stump with his stunning furniture project. Called the Racine Carr table (translated, this means Square Root), it incorporates powerful, raw roots into its sleek form. The flattened table top leans against the halved stump as the other end is propped up by a considerably smaller, polished leg. Similar to Fernando Mastrangelo's Drift Bench, Lussac's work blurs the line between furniture and sculpture.

To produce the Racine Carr, Lussac and his team used a crane to extract the bicentennial oak from the ground. It was later transported, cut in half with a chainsaw, and sanded smooth. Renowned cabinet makers Perchebois then assembled the unit, which in its entirety, took eight months to complete. Together, Lussac and Percheboise demonstrate the incredible possibilities when skilled, traditional artisans collaborate with contemporary designers–projects like Racine Carr are now a reality.

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via [designboom]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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