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Gavin Munro of Derbyshire-based Full Grown explains how moulding trees into one-piece chairs, lamps or mirror frames is far more eco-friendly that felling
This is no ordinary furniture showroom. In a field on the side of a hill 15 miles north of Derby lies row after row of perfectly maintained willow, oak, ash and sycamore trees. What clearly marks this field out from a regular forest are the blue-and-black plastic moulds that are training the trees in pre-defined routes where they are gently and expertly manipulated into the exact shape of a chair, a table, a lamp or a mirror frame.
This one-hectare (2.5 acre) field in Wirksworth is home to Full Grown, a company which later this year will harvest pieces of furniture each made from one solid piece of wood – with no joins – following a project which was launched almost 10 years ago by its founder Gavin Munro, now aged 39.