French artist Thomas de Lusssac knows how to appreciate nature, as is evident with his stunningly innovative furniture project titled Racine Carré. Meaning ‘square root’, this spectacular wooden table stands on a halved tree stump on one side and a smaller, polished leg on the other. Raw and roughly polished, the stump radiates strength and power, creating a beautiful contrast with the more lustrous side.
To build this enchanting sculptural furniture, Lussac’s team had to first extract the bicentinnial oak from the ground with the help of a crane. Once halved using a chainsaw, the tree trunk was smoothed with sandpaper and covered with protective coating. Following this, the table was assembled by Perchebois; a daunting task that according tot he designers took over eight months to complete.