At a glance, Xavier Dumont’s fantastical twig-inspired furniture piece looks more like another beautiful thing Mother Nature created herself. Seems to have naturally sprouted from the earth, this functional and one-of-a-kind art piece has been created by acclaimed French sculptor Xavier Dumont who drawn on its inspiration from the energetic force that stems from trees. Now, on display at the prestigious Anthropologie’s gallery at the Rockfeller Center in New York City, this twig-inspired bench has been crafted in France with the combination of resin, marble powder and metal. On the similar note, we have also seen eco-friendly and gold leaf furniture made by Rotsen Furniture with the utilization of reclaimed materials from fallen woods from the forests or old barns.
Reportedly, Mr. Xavier Dumont’s art work was first spotted by Keith Johnson, who’s in charge of the antiques and art in the Anthropologie’s gallery, in an outdoor garden in Paris a few years ago. And, Mr. Keith also bought one of Dumont’s items.
The French sculptor sculpted this twig-inspired bench by his own hands, which actually recalls the natural reaching branches or winding roots. Measuring 35”H x 80”W x 22”D, this rooted bench is also available on sale through Anthropologie for $4,800, along with selection of his creations starting from $2,400 to $5,200.
The exhibition will continues till September 27th at the 50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York.