In collaboration with artist Benjamin Single, these striking log ottomans can be used as seats, tables, plinths or simply as a functional art installation.
They are crafted from the mighty Mountain Ash (Tasmanian Oak) and sourced on a private property in the Victorian highlands, where 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 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 Sambar deer, rubbing his antlers against the trees.
They are hand-painted with acrylic paint, sanded smooth and finished with a clear coat for protection and durability. The moss-covered logs are also available and will continue to live and thrive if you simply mist them with water.