Gavin and Alice Munro are serious about sustainability. On a two-acre field in England's Midlands, they're growing trees that are trained into forming the shape of furniture, including chairs.
A complete dining room set takes about a decade to grow, but they'll sell you items that are pre-grown in an online shop.
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"The couple have a furniture farm in Derbyshire where they are nurturing 250 chairs, 100 lamps and 50 tables," Reuters reports. " It is their answer to what they see as the inefficient and carbon-heavy process of cutting down mature trees to create furniture."
"Instead of force-growing a tree for 50 years and then cutting it down and making it into smaller and smaller bits … the idea is to grow the tree into the shape that you want directly. It's a kind of zen 3D printing," says Gavin.
There's a shop for pre-grown items. Shut up and take my money.
From tree to chair without the carpentry: UK couple grows furniture [Reuters, reporting by George Sargent, images courtesy of full grown furniture]