Furniture

18
OCT
2011

Patterned Pieces

Fun Makes Good was set up by Glasgow School of Art graduate, Eleanor Young.  She reclaims, reupholsters and reworks unloved items of furniture with a distinctive graphic style.  The brief for the Slagelse Møbelvaerk Boomerang Chairs pictured above was to use parts of the existing... Read More →
21
SEP
2011

Flying Carpet

The East Meets West sofa by Dutch artist Tonio de Roover is a sculptural piece of furniture with a simple concept and modern appeal.  It takes inspiration from One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian folk tales, known in English as... Read More →
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01
SEP
2011

The Cheaney Chair

Cheaney Chair – that name has such a good ring to it…  The work of furniture designer Alexena Cayless is influenced by memory, gathered stories and a desire to retell narratives through objects.  This project is a beech G Plan chair that has been upcycled with... Read More →
21
AUG
2011

Library Desk

A huge information desk made of books is the perfect focal point for TU Delft library which was redesigned by Fokkema and Partners in 2009 after burning down in a fire.  The cleverly assembled books, journals and magazines create a unique colourful and patterned structure which... Read More →
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08
AUG
2011

Industrial Chic

Doug Meyer lives and works in the rusty belt of northeast Ohio.  He is a trained welder who constructs unique home furnishings out of found objects.  His artwork Rustbelt Rebirth comprises scrapped bicycles made into tables and stools as well as wheelchairs and shopping carts... Read More →
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26
JUN
2011

Upcycled furniture by Rupert Blanchard

Love this latest work from Rupert Blanchard.  He’s been collecting packaging crates for 10 years and this year decided to do something with the badly damaged ones.  Combined with salvaged Victorian pine floorboards he’s made a superb table and chairs set.  Check out... Read More →
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26
MAY
2011
Upcycled retro oval table by Zoe Murphy

Retro revamp: Revived furniture by Zoe Murphy

Since graduating, Zoe Murphy work has quickly gained attention both at home and abroad, and has already graced the shelves of Liberty’s. Her upcycled furniture celebrates the optimistic colour, pattern and style of the 1950s and includes drawings of urban and coastal... Read More →
14
MAY
2011

Fanciful reupholstered chairs

Loving the work of Brooklyn artist Orlando Dominguez, founder of GIN Art & Design.  The ‘Bluesy Chictorian’ is an upcycled chair, transformed with repurposed leather, hair on hide and suede with the addition of metal tacks and acrylic paint. Image via GIN Art... Read More →
10
MAY
2011

Patchwork Wood

Another talented designer who has a way with wood is Norwegian-born Amy Hunting.  This fabulous chair is from The Patchwork Collection, a range of wooden furniture made entirely from factory waste collected in and around Denmark. It comprises a chair, book box and twelve lamps... Read More →
22
APR
2011

Driftwood furniture by Bleu Nature

Bleu Nature is a craft-based business in Lille, Northern France.  Every year they comb beaches for pieces of driftwood which are transformed into beautiful pieces of furniture, lighting and other interior products. “Nature has fashioned each piece of driftwood over time,... Read More →
15
JAN
2011

Upcycling clinic for things

Key players in the upcycling revolution are Berlin based Corinna Harl and Virginie Gailing with Klinik der Dinge (Clinic for Things). After making their design debut at international design festival DMY Berlin in June 2010, the public came to them with broken and unused objects... Read More →
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