Tyson Pendergrass and Gable Bostic make up the two-man furniture company based in Austin, Texas called Petrified Design. They are taking the organic material they find and turn it into simple modern pieces while keeping the original wood tones.
The pieces are physically heavy, with an industrial flair, but a visual lightness comes through craftsmanship and artistry. From wine-hued stains in the Cask dining chair to the seemingly barely touched rusticism of the reclaimed mesquite used in the JB bench, the designers are allowing the materials to speak to them and influence the outcome of the piece.
Rather than beating, banging and bullying the wood and steel, Pendegrass and Bostic nudge, cajole and invite each element to take on a new life as a chair, lamp or desk, while incorporating a bit of the past and present into the design, the process and style.
See more of their work and purchase at petrifieddesign.com.