Adam Birch grew up on a large farm outside Cape Town, South Africa and his love of trees began as a child, playing in the forests.
He studied at the University of Stellenbosch, achieving a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts in 2000, majoring in Applied Graphics, but always dreaming of becoming a full time sculptor.
After his studies, he became a tree surgeon, and began to work in his spare time with pieces from the dead trees he was cutting down, transforming them into innovative sculpted furniture.Recognition soon followed. After his first exhibition in Kalk Bay in 2006, he began to receive private commissions. His work has been on sale at Anthropologie in New York and London, and can be seen at 5 star game lodges throughout Southern Africa.
His pieces embody a minimalist function as chairs, day beds, benches, and tables in sculptural forms that bring out the beauty inherent in each piece of wood. As a result each piece is unique, each one a re-incarnation of the tree, each one a tribute to nature.
After three years of studying timber construction in London, Adam returned to Cape Town in 2015 to work full time with wood. His work has become highly sought after at international design fairs and auctions. Adam held his first solo exhibition in April 2018 at the Guild gallery, V& A Waterfront, Cape town.