Designer Shawn Littrell gives new life
to beetle-ravaged trees
Littrell’s turned-wood MvCvT tables (an acronym for Man vs. Climate Change vs. Trees), left, does just that. The tables, which cost about $800, are made from wood culled from groves just outside Los Angeles -- timber that was slated for destruction by the U.S. Forest Service.The split-plank tables are are 16.5 inches tall and 12.5 inches in diameter and are unfinished, which allows each piece to generate its own natural patina. Look for the limited-edition pieces -- each signed, numbered pieces -- at Samuel Freeman Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. For more information and gallery hours, call (310) 449-1479.
-- Lisa Boone
Photo credit: Samuel Freeman Gallery