Virtues of Wood
The New Collection by Bienvenue Studios
Bienvenue Studios discovered the remarkable deadwood sculptures at the center of their new collection at Hawkey’s Bay, a beach in New Zealand, and they immediately fascinated them. They once served as a habitat for countless organisms. A habitat that is threatened, but which is receiving more and more attention. Now they can be admired in the new collection Virtues of Wood as works of art created by nature.
Due to forestry and the increasing demand for energy wood, many animals and plants that depend on deadwood are threatened. “Rare and endangered are above all light- and heat-loving species as well as habitat specialists of biologically old development phases. One of the biggest deficits, especially in the urbanized areas, is the lack of diverse structures and the lack of deadwood and old trees,” says Dr. Rita Bütler of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape in an interview on their website.
“Presenting banal things in such a way that you can perceive them from a new perspective is important for our work. With our prints, we want to awaken interest in nature. Our work should inspire and create a certain tension.” says Oliver Hischier.
Bienvenue Studios creates visual culture from nature. An environment with natural elements has a positive influence on people’s health and well-being. Through Biophilic Design, Bienvenue Studios promote the desire for nature and integrate it into everyday life. This results in a series of art prints, postcards, posters, but also textiles.
Virtues of Wood