The Mt. Range is a neat coat hook rack by Brave Space of Brooklyn, NY. They make these from off-cuts of wood. The beauty of the FSC-certified maple layers inside is heightened by the irregular angles, giving the rack a very appealing snow-capped mountain range appearance. I love how this can look like a wall sculpture when not in use, but is actually a very functional coat hook rack in disguise.
Continue reading to see more of Brave Space's work and learn more about them.
Jason and Lars Dressler, the Canadian twin brothers and woodworkers of Brothers Dressler, make terrific furniture. Above is a photo showing off the attractive form of their onedge ottoman + lounge. Besides being phenomenal woodworkers (and twins to boot) there is something else special about Brothers Dressler: they use their leftover wood cuttings to make equally attractive jewelry and curious toys. Off-cuts of plywood from their furniture are turned into one-of-a-kind bangles and small wooden toys called cutlets. I'm not sure if I like their furniture or jewelry better - but why decide? I'd add both to my wish list.
The creations of Bridget West, these Care Label cushions are an interesting take on repurposed materials. She creates these unique cushions by stitching together hundreds of fabric care labels. Taking hardly-noticed mundane elements and bringing them together is something we like to talk about. This is another terrific example.
She also makes a cushion from clothing brand tags, which has a totally different look but is based on the same concept. Her collection includes furniture, artwork, accessories and more.
Who needs crystal when you can suspend fine bone china pendant lamps from your ceiling? Witty and fresh, these light fixtures accentuate the beauty of the porcelain's curves. Designed by Malin Lundmark of Sweden. This concept can also inspire you to create my own do-it-yourself version. Transparent cups could also be an interesting twist on the theme.
The Sitbag Chair and Ottoman, Reincarnation Collection 2003. Too bad you can't actually use the suitcase when traveling for a quick rest in middle of the terminal. The collection would be rather cool if custom upholstered for a slick travel agency.