In the Oslo apartment of Norwegian architect Casper Mork-Ulnes and his wife, American furniture designer Lexie Damner Mork-Ulnes, a reclaimed Indonesian hardwood slab from Buka Design + Hardwoods serves as a coffee table.
At an Oregon beach house, design firm Made created both the white-oak ceiling and the 14-foot-long walnut dining table, which functions as a hub for meals and board games.
A live-edge bench adds rustic charm to the entryway in an eco-friendly Sonoma retreat.
Bucks County woodworker—and modernist icon—George Nakashima was known for celebrating wood's natural qualities with minimal adornments. Instead of embellishing the raw material, Nakashima focused on capturing it, preserving it, and giving it a second life.
The stunning 14-foot-long walnut slab in the kitchen is the only natural piece of wood in the California home of Dwell founder Lara Hedberg Deam. "If there was wood everywhere it would lose its gravitas," notes her husband, architect Chris Deam.
California furniture maker Patrick Cain brings the spirit of George Nakashima into the 21st century, working with raw materials like live-edge slabs found in what he calls “the L.A. Urban Forest.”