‘Ascendance’ – A Fireplace Made Of Petrified Wood

Launching during New York town's international contemporary furniture fair (ICFF) between May 19th - 22nd, 2019, Metaplace Industries unveils 'Ascendance' - a fireplace made of petrified wood. Instead of using modern technologies, founder Nick Wray has determined to 'turn the clock back' to make an object from a substance that's been formed over millions of years, fusing something inherently happening with a human-made layout.
Formed underground through a method called permineralization, 'petrified' wood describes the fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. Within the course of centuries, the substance transforms into the rock as minerals replace the tree's first organic matter. The 'wood' however, keeps it is cellular structure, preserving the tree's look and inspirational metaplace's vision to create a standalone fireplace from an individual trunk.