Art hand in hand with nature

Thursday May 8th, 2014

For over 20 years, the work that merges art and  sustainable design  Gaucho Hugo France gained recognition on the international scene. His functional pieces made ​​fromtrunks of aged tree, bring, according to himself, “the nature of returns to human society.” Interested in this organic resurrection, those responsible for the Vancouver Biennale invited the gaucho designer to spend a season in Canada and produce ecofriendly replacement for the 2014-2015 edition. ‘s first destination was the designer Squamish, where blazed the nature and the characteristics of known local wood. After he left for Vancouver, 60 km away, and ended the search for parts that would use into your new creations. After choosing ten trees doomed by nature or by man, turned them into huge pieces of art – furniture that will serve the public in both years of the Biennale – while developing workshops with the local population.

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