Can you briefly describe the process of growing the furniture?

In essence it’s fairly simple. We use a traditional process called coppicing, where trees are cut down to ground level in the winter, and then the following spring new shoots form, which we gently train along a frame to get the first year’s ‘starter shape’. Then over the next 6–9 years we follow a pattern of growth for the arms, legs, seat and so on until we have all the branches in the shape of a chair. Once the basic shape has formed we graft the branches together so the chair becomes one solid piece that could ...


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