Nature cannot be made more perfect. Every tree, rock and stream etc, is beautiful is it's own simplicity. Wind has hand carved the time that has gone by. Water and sun patina most anything in its view. There is just no improvement one can do to natures work.The natural direction of growth and age presents itself to the eye in wonder.
I love riding my horse, out here in Colorado, through the Pinyon Pine. They are natures sculptures, always changing and morphing in to craggy shapes. They grow in the most arid landscapes out west. It leaves you in wonder.
As a furniture designer I want to balance the "naturalness" with contemporary. I use thick planks to feel the weight and work with it's natural inherency's. We handcraft our pieces with mostly clear wood here at Andi-Le to work within the aesthetic. Knots are great opportunities for a unique piece of furniture. The grains might also enhance the end result. Adding other elements, for instance stainless steel, acrylic, or stone change the dynamic for the chosen decor.
Check out Andi-Le's latest one of a kind pieces to see where the inspiration leads. Live Creatively,
Until next time, Andrea