Lex: I use materials found in nature as my primairy materials. Tables, and shelves result from combining the original structure of a tree with its industrial by-products. At the junction between table leg and top, the transition from tree trunk to geometric shape becomes visible. The compound of organic and symmetrical forms challenges the binary divide between nature and culture that underlies traditional design. It also reveals the organic origin of many industrially-produced items. I try to bring design back to nature. My work explores the boundaries between art and design, function and story, object and imagination. I would like to keep this experimental formula of working as long as it creates unexpected results. As a starting point, I use raw materials from nature as the basis of my work. There is also an uncontrolled part in my designs and a rational geometric part. The tension between all these aspects should be in perfect harmony otherwise it just doesn’t work. Most of the time, when people try to create a spontaneous form it doesn’t work or it feels very forced. By letting nature determine the irregularity I can isolate my act of design to be sharper and clearer. The thing that fascinates me in nature is the fact that it is never static. It is a continually moving process that grows in an organic way. Besides this, I would love to develop my Fragments of Nature furniture towards the industry and production and find the right manufacter.