Miami Luxe Magazine has written and published an editorial spread on Rotsen Furntiure in their October issue of the Miami edition – a truly humbling experience, we are so honored to be researched and acknowledged by such a highly coveted publication. And it all starts with a story given by Pilar Meza, lead at Rotsen Furntiure. Take a peek into the article which describes Rotsen’s mission statement, it’s dedication to environmental sustainability, our process and the transition into our line of ready-made and custom furniture pieces.
Here’s a little story to describe how it all starts:
As you walk through the rain forests of Brazil, camera and tape measure in hand, you listen to the wind whistling through the tree tops and the muffled movement of the leaves on the ground beneath your feet. You’re on the hunt for dead and fallen trees, the raw material for your work as a furniture maker, and you are waiting for the right piece of wood to call out to you. When it does, you photograph it, measure and tag it for removal from the forest floor.
It can take up to a year for that piece (sometimes as large as 50 inches in diameter and 20 feet long) to arrive at our studio in Miami.
“The tree has died but we give it life again as a piece of art or furniture.” That brings to mind the sentiments of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree—a humble tree stump happy to be called back into service.
“Each tree—some of them 500 years old or more—tells a story.” Our job is to decide how to translate that story.
The organic pieces you and your team of craftsmen create at Rotsen Furniture—planters, tables, benches, wall sculptures and stools—are increasingly sought after by both residential and commercial customers, including the Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental hotels.
Check out the full editorial spread below: