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Seng's Trift series, debuted at last year's London Design Festival, are solid blocks of wood coated in car lacquer. The London store Mint acquired some after the exhibition, but recently asked for larger, furniture-sized versions. "It's hard to find such big trees, and they need to be very dry to be painted, so I've found myself in the forest around Berlin a lot lately," she says. "But it's also inspiring to be setting up a network in the countryside. I love to work with people locally."