Forge Creative – The Arboretum – Handmade wooden Tree Ornaments – diff. shapes and colors
The Arboretum is a creative design studio situated in rural Sussex – and is focused on making small wooden, abstract interpretations of tree forms called… well, Trees of course!
“It all starts with an appreciation for the natural beauty of wood. If you’re like us, then you may have the tendency to collect natural objects like shells, pine cones or fossils and take them home to put on display. Wood isn’t always pocket-sized and refined like these items but after a little work on the lathe, you end up with this perfectly, formed, solid piece of wood that is both tactile and visually pleasing from every angle. Experimenting with small wooden off-cuts, we began making simple tree-like forms that developed into more intricate interpretations as our skills grew. Soon we had a whole Arboretum’s worth of Trees.
Our Trees are fun little home ornaments, kids playthings, desk toys or just tactile wooden objects. They don’t have a specific purpose and that’s ok. They are a celebration of the natural beauty of timber and an outlet of creativity. Each Tree is unique and beautiful in its own way and we’re sure you will enjoy having them sprout up all over your home!
The studio was set up by friends and furniture makers Josh and Oli who also established Forge Creative in 2013. The Forge Creative duo design and make high-quality furniture such as tables and cabinets as well as small homewares like salt and pepper mills and chopping boards. This same level of craft is applied to the Arboretums products, but with a slightly more playful touch.
We love The Arboretum! It’s a space where we get to explore a very childlike sense of creativity. Young or old we hope you get caught up in this cheerful world allow us to inspire your imagination.”