Next Life: unwanted wood into furniture
Finnish designer and woodworker Jalmari Laihinen‘s amazing new collection of furniture celebrates the beauty of cracked, harsh edged wood that would otherwise go unnoticed or discarded.
The cracked corners and defects in Jalmari Laihinen’s Broken furnishings remind us that wood is a natural material derived from plants.
With variation in moisture wood can be made to bend – or in this case it can break and snap.
Laihinen adds that “timber is not [a] static material…It has a spirit, in a way it never dies.”
With the Broken collection, he aims to create furniture that will last for one hundred years.