German designer Philipp KÃ¤fer creates his 'ReTree' furniture by mixing colored wood chips with a binding agent before pressing them into a metal mold.
Philipp KÃ¤fer's 'ReTree' series sees the German designer press chipboard into 3D forms that resemble tree trunks
Designed as an alternative to using century-old trees to make furniture, KÃ¤fer has used the molding technique to create a series of coffee tables shaped like sliced 100-year-old tree trunks, and an angular shell seat with the same texture imprinted onto its surface.
About the designer: Philipp KÃ¤fer was born in 1982 in Neuburg an der Donau in Bavaria, Germany. After graduating from Coburg's University of applied sciences in 2008 he worked in Germany, Australia and Holland. He gained valuable experience by working as a multi disciplinary designer for several design studios such as Joris Laarmann, Hella Jongerius and Gijs Bakker. He has been lived and worked in Berlin since 2012 and his work has been showcased at international design exhibitions in Milan, Berlin, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.