Stumptastic!

This right here is called “Root Series No.3.” This right here? It’s a stump. It bridges time, space, and the unbridgeable link between human and nature-made.* It is literally a stump, forced to the surface 50 years after the death of the tree it supported. After surfacing, it was cleaned, polished to a sheen, and made ready to support it’s new charge. The business for it now? A lovely 10mm glass tabletop.

*It’s like the Bigfoot of furniture.

The glass is 10mm thick, toughened and clear, cut to slot over the upward facing root in the center. With the help of carbon fiber rod, it rests firmly on the five remaining root arms, ready for all of your books about ancient trees and the million year old oak forest and all that super stuff!

You could also use this for cups of juice, whiskey glasses, or pie!

Designer: Lloyd and Ed of Random House Studios

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22 Comments

  • ted wing says:

    It’s cool.I like the reflection of the root in the glass.BUT the sharp top makes me feel not safe.It would be a really dangerous thing for naughty children.

  • nice piece, bad timing.

  • Carl says:

    so you are saying you dont need designers just nature and a sense of usability?

  • bill says:

    They should choose a lighter tone of wood like what this fellow did http://www.iheartwood.com/2009/11/02/tree-furniture-by-bram-hendrick/ these raw pieces of works looks better unvarnished

  • Confucius says:

    What? This doesn’t belong here. This comes down to defining what industrial design (yankodesign) actually is. This piece is defined by the cutout in the glass, which is facilitated by the branch happening to be there. If this wasn’t here then its just another stump/glass table. Oh! like this one http://www.paulnoll.com/Oregon/Landon/Pierland-table-float.html The type you find at various markets from time to time where I’m from.

    What say I want 2 please? You cannot replicate it in a hurry, so therefore does it fit into the industrial design category or hippy-ish-one-off-piece-of-practical-wood-art category, I think the latter. Although OK, its un-original and doesn’t belong here.

    • Shane says:

      perhaps, but it’s always nice to see someone working with/around their raw materials rather than just brutalising it.

  • Confucius says:

    Type “driftwood glass” into a search engine and you’ll see a bunch more.
    Burnsy would have been struggling to give this a writeup!

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  • Fer says:

    It’s horrible! jezzzzzzz

  • Ron says:

    Oh God, it’s repulsive.
    Unoriginal and extremely unappealing.

    NOT TO MENTION, pretty dangerous looking.

  • Yeepie!! Cool to watch it. Also an idea struck in ma mind looking the features. we can use the middle portion of the root as stand for watch or bangles.

  • Yeepie!! Cool to watch it. Also an idea struck in ma mind looking the features. we can use the middle portion of the root as stand for watch or bangles.

  • sam says:

    Already done in the '60s and '70s.

  • sam says:

    Already done in the '60s and '70s.

  • Anon says:

    Yes, while this may be a desirable object, it certainly isn't industrial design.

    It is a functional piece of art, unfortunately as others have mentioned, this has been done before and this version doesn't bring anything new to the table (no pun intended).

  • Anon says:

    Yes, while this may be a desirable object, it certainly isn't industrial design.

    It is a functional piece of art, unfortunately as others have mentioned, this has been done before and this version doesn't bring anything new to the table (no pun intended).

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