Pile-of-blocks chest of drawers made from reclaimed lumber

I am a total sucker for chests of drawers that look like a giant, weird semi-random pile of blocks, so it's no wonder that I'm so taken with Rob Southcott's "Community" sculpture, shown here:

Artisan and furniture, product, and interior designer Rob Southcott is showcasing Community at IDS Prototype. A dresser made from “locally produced reclaimed lumber species assembled together in an abstract configuration,” Community embodies Southcott’s belief in diversity. Like a wooden mosaic, the furniture unites interesting and individually distinct pieces to make a statement about both harmony and humanity
At IDS: Community (via Cribcandy)


  1. this reminds me of the work of dutch designer lotte van laatum, but only because of the thought behind the product. van laatum made wooden cutting boards in the shape of the region from which the tree was harvested (and it was only harvested when it was for the well being of the forest):

  2. As with most things, I liked it a whole lot better as itself, before being told it was Making a Statement….

    and I’d happily put it in my home if someone else was willing to dust it. ;)

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