" OUTSIDE IN"
The current range of furniture "Outside In" aspires to bridge the gap between the surreal and the ordinary through the use of surface finish. By re-injecting nature with a contemporary mask we become intrinsically attracted to a form of vision which we feel compelled to interact with. Nic mainly sources dead wood from the forest floor but also works alongside tree surgeons to source the necessary branches, which would otherwise simply be shredded. This particular engagement with wood relies on its naturally organic form as a means to repel the daily routine of Geometry.
“The perception of value with regards to wood has always been subjected to its properties of grain, character and strength, which are the signs that so often determine the value of furniture and crafted goods. However, if the surface of wood is covered in a n industrial or contemporary finish, these defining properties become irrelevant”.