Seasons tosses dining-room standards with their new line of zany tables and chairs. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, the result of a unique construction process: mortise-and-tenon joints link hazel branches with an oak top, and a glue/sawdust paste fills and smoothes the connections. Then, the pieces are burned, treated with wax, sanded, polished, and oiled—resulting in a textured, quirky form with a richly colored surface. German designer Valentin Loellmann marks and numbers the final product.

Janet

Janet is a senior at Kenyon College studying English with a Creative Writing emphasis. She has a particular affinity for American literature, and enjoys discovering the narrative(s) behind a piece of art. GBlog is her blogging debut, and she is grateful for newfound exposure to objects such as the “Bug Light.” (She favors the stately praying mantis.)