Spontaneous Design

This Log Chop Bench is a one-off piece defined by one very unconventional process (to say the least). Designers David Long & Antoine Morris avoided concrete blueprints & lent their ax, log, & minimal sketches to a professional Lumberjill (you heard me) who carved out seat spaces with surgical precision. The rough hollows were then clad in fine, hand-sewn upholstery by a motorcycle saddle maker. A little unorthodox, but pretty damn sexy.

The bench was recently auctioned at the Stellar Living 2011 Contemporary Art & Design Auction for Mercer Union in Toronto, Ontario.

Designers: David Long & Antoine Morris

37 Comments

  • TOPRICE.IE says:

    Wow it's great, i suppose it's bench? ;dd

  • TOPRICE.IE says:

    Wow it's great, i suppose it's bench? ;dd

  • Lokanin says:

    that first photo is priceless!
    Great looking design.

  • Lokanin says:

    that first photo is priceless!
    Great looking design.

  • Grey says:

    LOVE IT! the two on the right are a bit high… if its not just the angle of the pic. Awesome job!

  • Grey says:

    LOVE IT! the two on the right are a bit high… if its not just the angle of the pic. Awesome job!

  • JinT says:

    环保吗?

  • JinT says:

    环保吗?

  • Wow, that is cool. I love the final product, not to mention the design and production process! Those seats are probably really comfortable given that they are hand stitched motorcycle grade artistry. Really sweet and a lot of hard work. Thanks for the post!

  • Wow, that is cool. I love the final product, not to mention the design and production process! Those seats are probably really comfortable given that they are hand stitched motorcycle grade artistry. Really sweet and a lot of hard work. Thanks for the post!

  • Cra says:

    Really really awesome, great job. Would be awesome to see more variations. This would be cool in a lumber jack office waiting room, for when you are waiting for your appointment with the lumber jack.

  • Cra says:

    Really really awesome, great job. Would be awesome to see more variations. This would be cool in a lumber jack office waiting room, for when you are waiting for your appointment with the lumber jack.

  • This is an amazing design. Just imagine, that log on wheels rolling down the highway at just 55 miles per hour. Better yet, I wouldn’t mind logging a few hundred hours in that setup…

    Good stuff (and good luck), I appreciate the community feedback Mr. Troy Turner.

  • This is an amazing design. Just imagine, that log on wheels rolling down the highway at just 55 miles per hour. Better yet, I wouldn’t mind logging a few hundred hours in that setup…

    Good stuff (and good luck), I appreciate the community feedback Mr. Troy Turner.

  • spriggig says:

    Wow. What a waste of an old-growth log.

    • susan says:

      exactly what I was thinking. It is nice, but not as useful as a big log like that potentially could be.

  • spriggig says:

    Wow. What a waste of an old-growth log.

    • susan says:

      exactly what I was thinking. It is nice, but not as useful as a big log like that potentially could be.

  • Karyl says:

    Really unexpected, but very cool. The final product is a great mashup of clean geometric and rustic organic. Wicked.

  • Karyl says:

    Really unexpected, but very cool. The final product is a great mashup of clean geometric and rustic organic. Wicked.

  • @aka_encKe says:

    my luck id be ur friend with a truck when u move

  • @aka_encKe says:

    my luck id be ur friend with a truck when u move

  • Dean says:

    I would prefer it without the whitewash over the wood, would be a much nicer contrast if they just treated the wood and left it it's natural colour.

  • Karmin says:

    THAT’S INCREDIBLE ALL FROM A LOG, IMPRESSIVE!! I WANT ONE 🙂

  • Troll says:

    Just what we need, more useless designs to kill trees..

  • sebastian says:

    lo logras

  • That is frikin sweet. I want one.

  • DrChaos says:

    There is so much awesome here I’m not sure where to start.

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