Every so often I'll be struck but some object's aesthetic, only to learn the designer is in Germany*. That happened today when I stumbled across these fantastic stools made from reclaimed chair legs and new concrete seats.
I clicked through to find a&ré design and their world of new concrete and reclaimed wood.
* In this case, the designers are based in Berlin and Toulouse, which I realize is not anywhere near Germany. So only half German. Despite my American public school education, I was able to get a few basic geography facts to stick in my brain.