Reclaimed furniture from demolished buildings

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 30 May 2012

12 X 12 is organised by Sawkill Lumber Co. to advocate for the reclamation of large dimensional wood from New York demolition sites. Twelve contemporary furniture designers, using the reclaimed wood of twelve demolished New York buildings, came up with the eventual collection of twelve furniture pieces. Waste no lumber, want no memories.

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Recycled furniture designs by Stil Novo Design

Camilla Pistilli Reader Find

By Camilla Pistilli in New Design on Wednesday 31 August 2011

As the new generations become more sensitive about our planet’s fragility and excited about recycling, upcycling and reclaiming, the need of combining quality to innovative design becomes essential if we want to keep such public invested.

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Furniture Made From Used Coffee Grounds

Jake Millar Reader Find

By Jake Millar in New Eco on Monday 8 August 2011

UK company Re-Worked turns rubbish into recycled products in an effort to reduce carbon emissions. Their latest effort is Çurface, a range of furniture (including coffee tables, appropriately enough) made from a mixture of used coffee grounds and polystyrene. The pieces can be ordered through their website and apparently they may smell like coffee grounds for the first few weeks. Sounds like a caffeine addict’s dream.

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Chairs made from 111 recycled coca-cola bottles

Rani Nugraha Reader Find

By Rani Nugraha in New Design on Thursday 21 July 2011

Same same, but different! In the 1940s, American manufacturing company Emeco brought the world a design legend in their virtually indestructible aluminum Navy chairs. While the originals were once just standard décor on US Naval destroyers and submarines, the new millennium incarnations are now in demand for furbishing more chic establishments on dry land.

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Rememberme: chairs made from recycled clothing

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in New Products on Friday 15 July 2011

Old clothes tend to either end up in the charity bin, or in a box at the back of the closet. Artist Tobias Juretzek has been getting resourceful, compressing worn out clothes and turning them into furniture.

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