Furniture

13
APR
2012

Furniture made from reclaimed materials by Shiner International

Joe Manus is the brains behind Shiner International, a name that derives from the black eye he acquired aged 7. Having earned a reputation designing high end boutiques and nightclubs in Atlanta, USA he launched his first collection of modern, eco-friendly furnishings.  All... Read More →
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07
MAR
2012

Shipping crate furniture by Boudewijn van den Bosch

BEEmeubels (BEEdesign) is owned by Dutch designer Boudewijn van den Bosch who transforms materials with a previous ‘life’ into stunning furniture. He takes shipping crates used to export coloured glass from the USA to the Netherlands and makes them into unique tables... Read More →
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29
FEB
2012

Upcycled furniture by Lucy Turner

Cornwall designer Lucy Turner transforms mid-century furniture with the clever use of laser cut Formica laminate. She applies playful shapes such as pineapples, tulips and flamingos to chests of drawers and dressing tables, resulting in fabulous one off items with a fun, retro... Read More →
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07
FEB
2012

Reclaimed wood furniture by Richard Keal

Sussex woodworker Richard Keal takes wood sourced from tree surgeons in his local area and transforms it into pieces of furniture.  Inspired by the stories told by the irregularities and bulbous deformities of every branch, he hunts out complementary shapes and hues whilst... Read More →
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05
FEB
2012
Upcycled side table by Ruby Rhino

Upcycled furniture by Ruby Rhino

For wonderful one-of-a-kind furniture check out UK company Ruby Rhino who restore old pieces of furniture using unique pattern and colour techniques.  “We embrace imperfection by highlighting natural holes, cracks and scratches to allow the original charm to shine... Read More →
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10
JAN
2012

Upcycled leather furniture by Pepe Heykoop

The potential of upcycled leather, one of the most robust materials around, is too often overlooked. Pepe Heykoop is the Dutch designer behind the Skin Collection. In response to the fact that 25-30% of leather is wasted in the furniture industry, he covers old furniture in... Read More →
02
JAN
2012

Bleu Nature driftwood furniture

Kick start the new year than with some forward thinking, sustainable design. Be sure to take a look at the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection from French company Bleu Nature who make beautiful furniture principally from pieces of driftwood.  The Hekla collection designed by Thomas... Read More →
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16
DEC
2011

Upcycled wood furniture by Sauls Design

Some of the most successful upcycling projects I’ve seen are those that remodel the rich patina of the old into something that can fit perfectly into a contemporary setting.  These tables by Sauls Design do just that.  Freddie Saul launched the company in 2010 after working... Read More →
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20
NOV
2011

Reclaimed timber cabinet by Rob Southcott

‘Community’ by industrial designer Rob Southcott is inspired by multiculturalism. The cabinet is made from various species of reclaimed timber taken from one area and is designed to reflect growing diversity in contemporary society.  Image via Rob Southcott Read More →
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04
NOV
2011

Cricket stools made from upcycled cricket bats

If I knew anything about cricket I’m sure there would be a multitude of clever puns for introducing these…  As it happens, turning cricket bats into furniture makes a lot more sense to me than the game itself. Cricket Stools by Pierre Ospina are made entirely from... Read More →
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30
OCT
2011

Musical Chairs

If you’re looking for a chair with personality, UK designer Kelly Swallow knows how to do upholstery that packs a punch.  Her patchwork chairs are individually sourced vintage pieces which she revives with a mix of vintage and designer fabrics.  Vibrant textiles include art... Read More →
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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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