In the second year of their collaboration, the National Trust and Sylva Foundation; a forestry charity and wood school in Oxfordshire, have produced an additional limited-edition range of hand-crafted stools.
The Ebworth Ash Tall Wooden Stool has been crafted from ash timber, felled as a result of ash dieback on the Ebworth Estate, a place the National Trust cares for in the Cotswolds. By felling trees that have suffered ash dieback, we're able to support the creation of healthy ecosystems where nature and wildlife can flourish. These stools have been handmade by students at the Sylva Foundation's wood school and have enabled both the National Trust and Sylva Foundation to reduce waste, while supporting high quality, local craftsmanship.
Thanks to their handcrafted nature and natural material, no two pieces are the same. Each wooden stool is completely unique, featuring its own individual grain markings and colours.
This stool has been consciously designed for versatility. Its height and delicate but sturdy frame make it suitable for displaying your favourite decorative piece, for occasional sitting or as a charming hallway table. Its lightweight, quality design means it can be easily manoeuvred for additional ease of use.
National Trust Head of Trees and Woodland, John Deakin commented on the collaboration, “I’m so pleased we’ve been able to work with Sylva Foundation and turn the sad loss of our trees into something so positive. This is a great example of how we can manage our woodlands in a positive way, if and when the worst happens. Ash dieback is one of the biggest threats to our native woodlands in the UK with ash making up nearly 40% of composition.
As a conservation charity, we are so reliant on the skills of experts, some of whom are incredibly rare in their field, so by helping Sylva Foundation – both in terms of materials and business training – we are contributing to the future of skilled craftspeople.”
Sylva Foundation CEO, Dr Gabriel Hemery, said, “The collaboration with the National Trust has been a wonderful opportunity for the charity and a brilliant live project for students at the Sylva Wood School. Our students have learnt a huge amount about working with ash and how to deliver high-quality products to meet with a commercial deadline."
"Working with home grown timber from local woodlands benefits people and the environment, giving our students an incredible sense of purpose." - Joseph Bray, Sylva Wood School Course Leader.
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