Where Book Trees Grow
Inspired Furniture was a collaboration between Humanities & Engineering classes where students looked to nature’s remarkable ability to design as a guide for their own work. During this project, they critically examined humans’ relationships – societal, economic, personal & otherwise – with nature and employed the engineering process to construct a piece of DIY furniture. Each of these pieces was inspired by, and constructed around, observations of nature’s most functional & attractive design approaches.
Then, my Art Class installed one of the pieces in the hallway at High Tech High. They built both a desk and wainscoting around the project, where students can study and read. The mural above the work depicts the natural habitat where Book Trees Grow, a great example of how projects exist in the outside world.