The Pooktre Tree Chair Looks Like a Chair from a Fairy Tale

The Pooktre Tree Chair Looks Like a Chair from a Fairy Tale

What you are going to see in the next post is a piece of furniture that looks like it just appeared from a fairy tale, but is in fact the product of an ingenious method of tree shaping developed by a couple of artists at Pooktre! The idea first came about over 20 years ago when Peter “Pook” Cook, a free-spirited entrepreneur living in the mountains of Australia, wondered if it would be possible to grow his own chairs. Unaware of anyone else practicing tree shaping in the world, Pook toyed with this idea for years, conducting numerous experiments with various gardening methods and tree types while recording his observations. Eventually, in 1996 his experiments and collaboration with his partner Becky Northey led to the development of a system of tree shaping he dubbed “Pooktre.” To find more about this visit Pooktre website. – Via – Inhabitat

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  • Missy June 20, 2009 at 12:03 PMLogin to Reply →

    Crocs = failure.

  • michael July 24, 2009 at 04:48 AMLogin to Reply →

    this is beyond amazing! job well done!