Natural Tree Chair

Oh, the Swiss. Look at what Michel Bussien’s made. It’s called the “Growing Chair” and it’s potted just for you! Sit on your favorite tree and think about how elvish you are. You can see it growing like it’s an ant-farm! Potted and on rollers here, but if you plant it with the right elements in nature, remove the box and the plant is treeish!

It’s an experiment in naturetoligy. Or naturalism. Or un-naturalism? In any case, Bussien wants us to get back to our roots, literally, etc. In his manifesto below, explore the greener side of things for great justice!

The Nature Manifesto

Having evolved from nature, we have gradually differentiated ourselves from it. Modern society has come to build itself on the perception that nature and man are separated. This differentiation has come to inhibit us and our way of creating. We have now reached the point when the way forward is going back.

We have to accept that we and everything we create are part of nature.
This mindset is essential for evolution as a whole. When applying this to our way of thinking we will liberate ourselves from stagnated conventions.

To move further we need to incorporate the living matter that surrounds us. Let us use the complexity of living nature and include it in our creations. These creations will then redefine the way we reconstruct nature. Only then will we truly move forward.

It is time for man and nature to reunite.

- Michel Bussien

Generally trees are pretty comfortable to sit in. They are made that way for monkeys. Monkeys sit in trees and just hang out because trees were made for monkeys to hang out in. Because we humans were never meant to climb tall trees to sit in, the seat portion of the tree is generally higher than most people can reach. That’s where this chair comes in! Bend nature to your will!

Or do what Michel Bussien suggests: re-root!

Designer: Michel Bussien