The beauty of the landscape of Eastern Europe is now enclosed in a piece of furniture that you can enjoy every day. The unusual combination of wood and transparent resin like adherents of eco-style and Scandinavian minimalism.
Polish designer Wiktoria Szawiel does not get tired to admire the charm of landscapes, among which she lives from early childhood. “I wanted to immortalize their beauty and spirituality in a material object, and chose to do pieces of furniture that are needed in every interior,” – says the author.
The designer has gathered an impressive collection of herbs and flowers growing in Poland, and then started experimenting with casting resin, placing in it the elements of plants. The result was a collection numbering several chairs, stools, coffee and coffee tables. Translucent furniture filled with twigs and blades of grass, like amber, which is all the insects and plants millions of years in age.
Some pieces of furniture were cast in the pre-existing forms, while others simply were filled with resin on top of the frame. For example, rattan chairs covered with a transparent substance on top of a wicker structure and then polished surface to expose the wooden texture.
Wiktoria Szawiel plans to expand the collection – right now we are working on creating vases and dishes with the same design. In the same direction operates the Belgian designer Jens Praet – but in his furniture placed inside a transparent resin trimming magazines.