The Tree Trunk Chair

Maarten Baas

What does ‘new’ mean? The Tree Trunk Chair has a production time of 200 years. By pressing a mould into a tree for two centuries, the tree will slowly take on the shape of the mould, after which it can be removed and the chair can be ‘harvested’.

Maarten Baas developed the technique in collaboration with designer Gavin Munro, known for his Grown Furniture series. In the coming centuries, the Groninger Museum will be caring for the tree.