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Wood you believe Western Canadian furniture design is a celebration of material?
Yes, yes, making furniture out of wood is nothing new. (Have you heard of chairs? you've probably screaming at us right now.) But hear us out: there'ssomething uniquely West Coast about the celebration of this material in all its raw, rugged gloryand there'sno one who does it better than Brent Comber.
His now-iconic Alder bench took wood that would have once been considered trashsmaller alder treesand intricately pieced them together in a design reminiscent of the forest itself. Comber is an artist and designer, and also a scavenger, up-cycling wood sourced from the community. From the humble T-Cup side table to the sleek, organic Chelsea stool to the invitingly hefty fir Soma table, each work puts the wood itselfalder, but also Douglas fir and Western red cedarfront and centre.
Brent Comber's Alder cubes and bench; the Soma dining table; and the T-Cup stool.
Michael Thomas Host pairs offcuts and found stumps with poured resin to create pieces that blur the line between rustic and modern.
The charred pieces from this Sunshine Coast studio highlight the beauty of the local timber.