The suggestion of a mirror reminds me of one of your current projects—the Reflection series for Design Exquis. Therefore, I feel this angle would be more fitting as a spin-off within that scheme.
Bookmatching is a very beautiful approach. However, this technique seems omnipresent these days and as such I think it requires an extra layer.
The poetic premise of wood appeals to me. Perhaps there is an option for combining different materials that may form an analogy?
To conclude I’d like to note how much I’m charmed by your non commissioned work. The end results of your designs are semi-finished objects that carry the story of man’s relationship to nature. In that sense, translating these creations into functional products seems inessential.