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high thorn


gary at spray glue posted some great lighting by fellow african designer, georgie crow. crow founded a company called high thorn that uses alien timber to create ornate chandeliers that combine local materials with high style. it's great to have a resource for african design on the web- i always love seeing new blogs pop up that have a unique voice and angle on the industry. click here for more on high thorn.



Blogger Spray Glue said...

Thanks Grace,
I have taken your advice and am in the process of setting up a little group of collaborators to find and post some of the best South African and African design we have to offer. Hopefully including interviews and reviews from different cities. But I will you informed on that...

Thanks Again Grace!!

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is alien wood? From Mars? It looks like an alien...

10:30 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

it means wood that isn't native to an area. here's a bit more:


it tends to be harmful to the native area and plantlife...so it's being cleared and used for other purposes in some areas.


10:40 AM  
Anonymous Kristina said...

You mean like the opossum to New Zealand which eats up their natural habitat...so they cull them...and make them into nice furry hats and other stuff and export them...

Maybe he can use New Zealand opossum fur in his work too...


12:10 PM  
Anonymous joop said...

there is a french company Bleu Natur that has been making this sort of furniture since 1995


3:37 PM  
Blogger Spray Glue said...

Alien wood or any alien plant means that it is not indigenous to the area and therefore takes its toll on the natural habitat of that area. In South Africa at the moment, because of water shortages etc, the government has set about destroying and taking out any "alien" plant life that is destroying our beautiful eco-systems.

12:48 AM  

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