March 21st is one for the diary. At the very least, it’s a date on which we should all set aside a few moments to think about our place on this earth and what makes it possible. And what is so special about it? The 21st of March is International Day of Forests.
If you are scratching your head, literally or figuratively, as you wonder what that has to do with cutlery, or with the business end of fine dining in general, then you might just have missed the fact that at Studio William we are rather enthusiastic about trees. In fact, we name each of our ranges after a different tree!
That’s not just an aesthetic choice. Of course, trees are beautiful, and our designs are often inspired by their lines and forms. Or, sometimes, we see aspects of a particular tree in a design that is taking shape, which will then be named after the tree whose shape it echoes.
Yes, trees are beautiful, inspirational. But our homage to them is also a very deliberate environmental choice. This is born from our consciousness of the links between humanity and its needs and the earth’s forests.
From the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink to the medicines that come from trees and forests and the woods with which we build our own habitats, human beings depend on forests.
The balance of nature itself, for instance in desert and climate control, is maintained by the earth’s forests. And it now seems that the key to combatting disastrous climate change may lie, simply, in replanting enough trees, (creating enough forest), across the globe.