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Animal – Vegetable – Mineral by israeli designer Yaron Hirsch. In this project, the damage of the caterpillars to the tree is translated to functional and aesthetic elements. The life of the tree, the caterpillars behavior and the filler material are all foundations in creating the group of objects.

The three-piece collection is something like a cross between Hilla Shamia’s “wood casting” and Hooker & Co.’s beetle-infested table, with a ‘timely’ twist. While some species of the longhorned beetle family are considered to be pests, there’s no denying that there is a unique charm to caterpillars’ meandering paths through Eucalyptus branches. “After every life cycle, a beautiful web of holes and tunnels decorates the tree’s branches left behind by the caterpillars… In this project, the damage of the caterpillars to the tree is translated to functional and aesthetic elements.”

The name, then, refers to the beetle, the tree and the plaster that Hirsch has poured into the tunnels—the plaster actually serves to join the components of the stool and the floor lamp—an oblique nod to 20 Questions and the curious aesthetic he’s achived with the collection, which might invite as many queries. Thus, “the life of the tree, the caterpillars behavior and the filler material are all foundations in creating the group of objects.”

Yaron Hirsch

The “Longhorned Borers” beetle’s caterpillars feed of the Eucalyptus tree. After every life cycle, a beautiful web of holes and tunnels decorates the tree’s branches left behind by the caterpillars.

In this project, the damage of the caterpillars to the tree is translated to functional and aesthetic elements.

The life of the tree, the caterpillars behavior and the filler material are all foundations in creating the group of objects.

The tin cast into the clock’s tunnels transfers the electricity from the battery to the switch, while the plastic cast into the tunnels of the stool and the lamp is used to join the components together.

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Name: Animal – Vegetable – Mineral
Type: Furniture Collection
Materials: eucalyptus tree’s branches
Materials Combination:  Wood, Eco / Recycled / Green
Dimensions: Varies
Colour: Natural Color
Year: 2012

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Furniture Designer: Yaron Hirsch, Tikva, Israel
Advisers: Cecilia Vitas , Omer Golan
Manufacturer: Self-production
Text Description: © Courtesy of  Yaron Hirsch
Images: © Oded Antman

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