ForestBank by Yuma Kano shows value and beauty in items like foliage, bark, seeds and soil that would otherwise be dismissed as worthless in construction or furniture making. The debris is mixed in with a mineral-based and water-based acyrlic resin to set into the mold.
Each piece is unique and embodies the varying colours and textures of the debris and wood. “The characteristic yellows and greens are the actual coloring of the trees, which are dyed by bacteria found in nature,” explains Kano.
The furniture range is primarily made from debris from forests but can also be constructed from pruned trees lining streets, gardens or even scrap wood from woodworking studios.
Location – Japan
Photo Credit – Shot by Kusk