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The unorthodox Log Chop Bench

The unorthodox Log Chop Bench

Take one giant log, insert a flying axe and what do you get? This very cool bench by David Long and Antoine Morris. The duo approached the concept of this one-off piece by setting up a series of parameters that would define the final product without them relying on drawings or a concrete final image. 

Taking inspiration from the long-standing tradition of logger sports, they hired a professional Lumberjill, gave her simple sketches, and then asked her to craft out seats within the reclaimed log, using a combination of brute strength and surgical precision. The roughly chopped log seats were then offset by hand-sewn upholstery by a motorcycle saddle maker. And there you have it. Different, but effective.

The final product was recently auctioned at the 2011 Stellar Living Contemporary Art & Deisgn auction for Mercer Union in Canada.