Gratte-Ciel 100

Natacha Heitz

Natacha Heitz’s beautifully textured wooden skyscrapers reach for the skies. An intriguing combination of surfaces and forms are the perfect natural counterpart to modern urban landscapes. The beauty and textural warmth make a bold statement for any decor. Read more


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Natacha Heitz’s quest for beautiful shapes and textures begins in the remote Queyras Forest in the Southern French Alps, close to the Italian border. High above the flower-decked valleys, near the soaring 10,000 ft peaks, Natacha finds the primary material for her extraordinary crackled wood sculptures: the Arolla pine.

This alpine tree furnishes the only type of wood that allows her to achieve the astonishing texture she prizes for her pieces. It is the result of the union of wood and fire. Enigmatic black surfaces cut at surprising angles push from behind the luxurious crackled outer surface. Sensuous curves soften the strict lines of the totems.

For Natacha, working with wood was the obvious extension of her militant nature conservation. She considers her artistry a partnership with nature. All her wood is certified PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) for sustainable forest management.

Why we love this: The conjugation of the organic forest and the verticality of the city.

Created in: Molines-en-Queyras, France

Materials & techniques: Arolla pine, burned and painted

Dimensions: W x D x H / 7” x 7” x 39.4” / 18 cm x 18 cm x 100 cm

Availability: Uniquely made to order - Estimated production time: 6 to 8 weeks

Reference code: NHTOTEMGC100

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Natacha Heitz

Wood Sculptor, Molines-en-Queyras, France

Natacha Heitz is a wood sculptor based in the Southern Alps. She works with a single wood species, the Arolla Pine, that she sources locally, in line with her sustainable practice. She is one of the very few female wood carvers, leveraging traditional tools and methods to develop her own...

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