Ingenuity knows no bounds. The same has been displayed by famous designer Sebastian Errazuriz. Taking inspiration from nature is on one side, but carving out a whole bookshelf out of a limb is something worth a mention. Taking his cue from his grandmother’s ivy covered garden, he crafted an innovative bookshelf out of Baltic birch plywood which is hand carved by the Italian Company Horm.
Looking at the bookshelf design, no one can say where the design stemmed from, figuratively speaking. Till date trees were often associated with birds perched onto their branches, and now, as time progresses, the tree designs have been incorporated to having books perched on them.
A child’s imagination can surely run wild. Otherwise, right in his childhood, who can come up with an idea of creating a bookshelf in the form of a spread tree branches just by looking at his grandmother’s ivy covered garden.
100% percent natural, it even gives you the closeness to nature. Pile your books onto the various branch like structures or deck up your masterpieces on the protrusions, the book shelf will prove to be an all rounder for your living room.
As per the designer, Errazuriz said:
“The dark branches that crawled along the walls were so thick that I would use them as natural shelves for my garden toys,”
So, in his younger years, Sebastian used to store his toys onto the branches and now, he stores his books. It’s a wonder how nature has come to the rescue all the time for humans. As if providing wood and other raw materials for out benefit was not enough, it has now even become a source of inspiration for designers to base their designs on nature’s offerings.
At the end, all that can be said is that nature is something which should be preserved and of course, the benefit would be for us only at the end of the day. May it be in terms of ideas, or offerings, we are the ultimate benefactors.