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Hugo França's Gnarled Wooden Furniture Will Weather The Elements At Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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Sculptor and furniture designer Hugo França's large-scaled pieces, which he creates out of solid and monumentally large pieces of reclaimed wood from felled, burned, or dead trees, is on view at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden now through through May.

Various pieces of furniture are scattered over the garden's 85 acres including exotic wooden benches that double as chaise longues with baroque burle back rests and low, arm-rested benches in rich dark woods that look like grand, louche arm chairs. Franca's Itaquena coffee table, probably named after the small seaside town of Itaquena, Brazil perches in the middle of a clearing. The effects of six months of exposure to the Miami elements on the furniture, including everything from sun and rain to picnickers, will be part of the show. Cultured Magazine has more photos.
· Hugo França's natural setting [Cultured Mag]