reclaimed wood

14
MAY
2013

Bas-relief sculpture made from scrap by Ron van der Ende

The work of Ron van der Ende is exceptional not only for it’s awesome play of perspective but because all his bas-relief sculptures are made entirely from salvaged materials.  The Dutch artist doesn’t just paint with the materials, he will use one type of material to... Read More →
10
APR
2013

Spoons made from driftwood at Anthropologie

A lovely addition to any rustic kitchen – Handcarved Bungalow Spoons £20 from Anthropologie.  They’re by Southern California ceramist Linda Fahey who creates stylish, eco-friendly ceramics designed for everyday use.  The spoons are handcrafted from driftwood found on... Read More →
08
MAR
2013

Upcycled barrel chair in painting by David Teniers

Many thanks to my good friend Cathy for spotting this one as we wandered around the Louvres today in beautiful Paris. The 17th-century painting, ‘Tabegie. Fumeur au tonneau’ by David Teniers depicts what looks a lot like a chair made from a beer barrel. I’m yet... Read More →
19
NOV
2012

RX Made products made from Chicago’s waste

The ReBuilding Exchange is a nonprofit social enterprise in Chicago dedicated to creating a market for reclaimed building materials.  They have launched a Kickstarter project RX Made which aims to make beautiful products from locally sourced waste materials with local designers... Read More →
01
NOV
2012

Beach sculpture made from recycled wood

This beautiful family of elephants made of a recycled wood was a sculpture built at De Panne beach in Oostende, Belgium by South African Andries Botha in 2010. It’s called ‘You can buy my heart and my soul’ and forms part of a project where he built 20 elephants... Read More →
26
OCT
2012

Tiger sculpture built from reclaimed timber

This amazing sculpture was built by the incredibly talented Gábor Miklós Szőke out of reclaimed timber as part of the Hello Wood art camp in Hungary. 200 architects, designers and makers made projects for eight different Hungarian communities based on the socio-economic concerns... Read More →
20
OCT
2012

Reclaimed fishing boat wood tiles by Original Style

Add warmth to an interior with these beautiful Surabuya mosaics from Original Style.  They’re made from recycled wood from South East Asian fishing boats and come in tones of amber, russet and cinnamon.  Mosaics are priced from £19.02 per sheet and £209.95 per squar... Read More →
15
OCT
2012

Reclaimed wood furniture by Hendzel + Hunt

Hendzel + Hunt is a design studio  in South London specialising in the manufacture and design of bespoke cabinets and furniture.  This month they have been selected as one of Kevin McCloud’s Green Heroes at Grand Designs Live. Their MADE IN PECKHAM range (Kirkwood chair above) is... Read More →
13
OCT
2012

Jewellery made from cherry pips by Studio Tord Boontje

Further findings from the Shoreditch Design Triangle at last month’s London Design Festival include the lovely Cherry Rocks jewellery collection which were on display at Studio Tord Boontje.  These chains of cherry pips are combined with Swarovski crystals to be worn around... Read More →
25
SEP
2012

Momosan Shop in The Shoreditch Triangle

Another highlight of the Shoreditch Design Triangle was Momosan Shop which is directly linked to Rupert Blanchard‘s studio. This is a small space curated by Momoko Mizutani who sources objects from both Japan and the UK which reference her own experience of living in two... Read More →
23
SEP
2012

Shoreditch Design Triangle

Many thanks to Decode for organising a fantastic media tour of the Shoreditch Design Triangle which forms part of this month’s London Design Festival.  Most inspiring was the studio of Rupert Blanchard who salvages timber and other materials from wherever he can to create... Read More →
07
SEP
2012

Wood scraps lit with LEDS by Marco Stefanelli

Italian designer Marco Stefanelli removes fragments from sawmill scraps, tree branches and cement pieces and fills in the gaps with sculpted resin embedded with LEDs.  The Brecce Collection gives a second chance to ‘pieces that have reached their final step in the life... Read More →
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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 →