Monday, June 27, 2011

Salvage stools

I found a bunch of wooden staircase balustrades at our local architectural salvage yard (Ohmega in Berkeley) and have been wondering what to do with them. I love the concept here, featuring a fully designed recycled aluminum seat paired with wooden cast-offs for legs. And bonus, it ships flat-packed! I'm inspired....

Says thoughtful designer Tim Wigmore: “Much of the detritus of modern society has a beauty and history that has value beyond the material.  The Salvage stool explores some of these discarded materials and industrial off-cuts in combination with highly crafted and finished 100% recycled aluminium.  By highlighting and contrasting these castoffs and off-cuts, the Salvage stool attempts to bring a new appreciation and value to the old, the worn and the discarded.”

How can you not love someone who designs like this AND uses the word "detritus."

Via designtree

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