Taking a radical stance on the way we produce our objects, Gavin Munro and his company Full Grown are at the cutting edge of an emerging art form.
At Messums Wiltshire, on August 28, there is a chance to hear how Gavin combined ancient techniques with modern technology to grow, graft, nurture, then harvest living trees into chairs, tables, sculpture – anything you can imagine.
Challenging the way we create products as well as how we see the items with which we surround ourselves, grown furniture has an immediate tactile, visceral and organic appeal.
The talk with Gavin Munro will cover how the first seed was sown as a young boy playing in the garden, a concept that took 25 years to take root. His work is now feted by leading collectors and designers alike, with a waiting list for his work.
The hour-long talk starts 11am – bookings and details on www.messums.com