The noun Eyrie is “a large nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built high in a tree or on a cliff.” Take it poetically or quite literarily, like this Dutch design studio recently did. The Eyrie Bench by Floris Wubben is a cumulus of interconnected wooden ash slats resting on tree branches that form its legs. Sculptural and natural, this seat works as a human nest inviting you to sit back and take a rest.
Eindhoven-based Floris Wubben handcrafts furniture using natural materials and shapes. The results are weird, extraordinary, eye-catching, and unique. For the Eyrie Bench, Wubben incorporated wood, but changed the scale of a natural piece of architecture–the bird’s nests.
An ode to natural constructions, this seat was made from steam-bending ash pieces. They are interconnected using a contrasting ash pin and wood glue, requiring no metal screws or nails, which will allow the design to eventually decompose, going back to the earth. The cozy nest is supported by wooden branches that add a twisted edge and reveal one of the studio’s strengths–their wide experiments with tree limbs.
See more of Floris Wubben’s designs from trees here.
Photos courtesy of Floris Wubben