Hybrid plastic and wood furniture
Landscapes Within is a collection of furniture that contains visible inclusions of natural materials, combining the traditional craft of basketry with modern materials and processes. Created by furniture designer Wiktoria Szawiel, the simple stools, chairs, and tables are intended to capture the spirit of the landscape in her native Poland.
Szawiel collected various grass and other plants from the region and encapsulated them in translucent resin, which comprises the structure in some pieces and acts as a pearly coating in others. The opalescent depth of the furniture imparts a mysterious visual quality, inviting the viewer to take part in a memorable process of discovery.
Contact: Wiktoria Szawiel, Lisbon, Portugal.
For more information, see Transmaterial Next: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine Our Future