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Nature Inspired Modern Organic Credenza Made from Sustainable River Rescued Wood

About the Item

Awa Kōpaka means glacier in te reo Māori. The Awa Kōpaka credenza was inspired by our observations of the organic forms of the glaciers on the West Coast of New Zealand. The credenza was designed by Richard Simpson during a three-day road trip down the West Coast, as we explored the Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers. Standing at the face of the glaciers we could see this enormous fissure of ice and we could hear it cracking & moving. You could see where it was carved out and the beautiful organic forms on the ice itself. Awa Kōpaka is expressing that form into a functional cabinet. It is a narrative about the movement of ice and how it continues to shape the landscape of New Zealand. The credenza is made from a matai tree rescued from a river on the West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand. This sustainable timber, naturally felled by nature, has been carbon dated at over 1500 years old. The trees location co-ordinates are inscribed on a stainless Tréology nametag and attached to the credenza, connecting the owner to a unique piece of New Zealand nature. The credenza has two hinged doors with an adjustable timber shelf behind each door and four dovetailed drawers on full extension soft close runners. The credenza is finished with hand rubbed, low V.O.C., natural plant oils to bring the stunning grain to life. Handmade in Christchurch, New Zealand. L 118” x D 23.6" x H 35.5" L 3000 mm x D 600mm x H800mm (cabinet height) 900mm (top slat height) Customization of dimensions, wood species and finish are available by request, and may be subject to an up-charge. About Treology SUSTAINABILITY We rescue trees from rivers in the wilderness of New Zealand and craft them into beautiful objects that merge the line between luxury furniture & functional art. We love connecting people to nature through our sustainable wood. HERITAGE Our company is built on our 150-year family heritage of luxury craftsmanship. We love collaborating with like-minded people who share our values of guardianship, sustainability and craftsmanship. CRAFTSMANSHIP Craftsmanship is a quality that defines a Treology piece. Our artisan furniture-makers apply skills that have accumulated over a career of crafting natural materials with passion and attention to detail. Our client portfolio includes work for luxury resorts, private golf clubs, wineries, art galleries and residential homes. All our furniture is designed and made in Christchurch, New Zealand. NATURE We make timber furniture beautifully crafted by artisan furniture-makers, to produce contemporary pieces to last generations. We immerse ourselves in our natural environment and take design cues from nature. At Tréology, we don’t design our pieces; nature does that for us. We simply appreciate the natural form of timber and craft it into a contemporary piece to be treasured - now and forever. Created in nature. Crafted by man.
  • Creator:
    Tréology (Workshop/Studio)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 35.44 in (90 cm)Width: 118.12 in (300 cm)Depth: 23.63 in (60 cm)
  • Style:
    Organic Modern (In the Style Of)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    2021
  • Production Type:
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time:
    13-14 weeks
  • Condition:
  • Seller Location:
    Papanui, NZ
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: Awa Kopaka Credenza1stDibs: LU5171225145172
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