Series 3. Eco Icon No.20

Renzo piano walnut dining table

World renowned architect Renzo Piano who recently designed the acclaimed organically shaped San Francisco Academy of Sciences with its living roof…has collaborated with New York based Hudson Furniture  to create this sustainable, covetable  walnut dining table with legs referencing the 50′.

Hudson Furniture spromotes and produces sustainable design through it’s own brand and collaborative furniture collections. Their design philosophy is born of a fundamental respect for the natural forms of trees and their inherent grain patterns. Inspired by the  well defined organic lines and geometric forms of trees, Hudson Furniture uses traditional joinery techniques and hand rubbed oil finishes to produce its furniture collection..

None of the woods they use are harvested from old growth forests. All the wood slabs  that they use are domestically sourced from either salvaged trees or wind/storm damaged trees. The trees have an average life span of 250-300 years. When these trees die, they gradually do so from the crest to the roots.These trees then have to be removed  as they might cause damage to nearby  houses, other trees or outlying areas.

” We put high regard and value on these trees by turning them into pieces of enduring art instead of leaving them out to decay “, Barlas Baylar, Hudson Furniture Inc. founder and designer.

Hudson Furniture  is also New York’s only repository for legally harvested petrified wood. For Hudson Furniture Inc. it was second nature to explore petrified wood as an extension of its already existing collection of organic contemporary designs. Petrified wood, having the visual characteristics of wood but the feel of stone, represents a contemporary fusion of the two original materials into a new compelling organic interior accessory.

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