Our handmade wood collection is designed by artist Kait Pelletier of Loose leaf atlas in Vancouver, Canada. Kait's background is in landscape architecture and she's a self-taught wood worker who has found a passion for design at the intimate scale of wood and object. Loose leaf atlas was founded on the idea to source high quality wood waste from backwoods logging sites to urban streets.
These pieces of bleached maple were made out of raw logs from a large tree felled in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver. They were turned green (undried) and allowed to crack and open naturally. After a couple of months of open-air drying, the cracks have largely stabilized, however they will likely continue to open over time and may develop new cracking.
Disclaimer: Pieces in this collection may have imperfections, which is inherent to the nature of the material.