If you spend any time browsing furniture design up here in the Pacific Northwest, you'll notice a preponderance of wood and natural themes. Which is fine with us, because we like wood and natural themes. Vancouver-based Propellor Design is our latest find. The company does a beautiful job of bringing nature indoors in a way that is clever and interesting without being hokey.
As a case in point, take Propellor's Galiano Slim pendant light (the first image pictured above). This fixture combines two local trees: the shade is made from reclaimed Douglas Fir, and the twig, which serves as the light's pull switch, is a section of a wind-downed Arbutus branch collected from nearby Galiano Island. (And pardon the aside, but if you ever get a chance to visit Galiano Island, you really, really should.)
The company's approach to the natural world isn't just represented in its choice of materials. Of their Meridian pendant light (the second image above), Propellor has this to say:
The Meridian light is a simple expression of form and movement, like the paths of electrons around a nucleus, planets around the sun, or like the symmetry that the tropics, meridians and poles impose on the unruly shapes of the continents and countries of the globe. We often take cues from the sublimated geometry that exists everywhere in nature. We are interested in the ways that clouds form, waves unfold and asteroids hurtle through space.
All that aside, their designs are absolutely stunning. See what's available currently in the Propellor shop on Supermarket.