fabien cappello: christmas tree furniture
Fabien Cappello has come up with a truly genius idea of taking scrap wood from Christmas trees. The Royal College of Art graduate has harvested some timber from the 1.8 million Christmas trees discarded on the streets of London each January. Motivated by the vast unuse, he turned the trunks into timber and the branches into dowels. Cappello even worked the needles into a new compressed board material. Cappello says the project is not about waste collection or recycling, but rather how people integrate with urban environments.