Sculpted by chainsaw, flame and water, this bar stool/bedside ottoman is crafted from the mighty Mountain Ash (Tasmanian Oak). Sourced on a private property in the Victorian highlands, their demise was natural. These majestic, native, trees had been standing dead for nearly ten years—a perfectly natural drying process—and were felled by Dion before going to ground to rot. They finished curing slowly in the studio for three years and then were cut to size, sculpted and shaped before being sanded perfectly smooth and finished with a clear matte coat. They look exactly as they did on the mountain, with colours ranging from a multitude of grey shades through to a pastel rainbow and pink. Some still bear the scars of the local wild Samba deer, rubbing his antlers against the trees.
The splits are natural and are accentuated by hardwood, bowtie inlays, that stop the split from moving. The bowties are burnt to match the legs and at just under 300mm wide and 720mm high, this bar stool is a beautifully artistic and functional feature of any home.