Next Life: Reclaimed barn oak into furniture collection

Emeco has launched the ‘SU collection’ of stools and tables designed in collaboration with Nendo, at the 2014 Salone del mobile. The furniture range features precise engineering and is made of reclaimed and recycled materials discovered through ongoing exploration of eco-conscious resources. SU seats come in three different materials. The solid reclaimed oak seats have been […] Read more

Next Life: unwanted wood into furniture

Finnish designer and woodworker Jalmari Laihinen‘s amazing new collection of furniture celebrates the beauty of cracked, harsh edged wood that would otherwise go unnoticed or discarded. The cracked corners and defects in Jalmari Laihinen’s Broken furnishings remind us that wood is a natural material derived from plants. With variation in moisture wood can be made to bend […] Read more

Conversions: abandoned factory into creative art district

Guangzhou-based O-office Architects has recently opened the first exhibition in their ongoing renovation of an abandoned concrete factory titled ‘ID Town’. The project occupies the former 20-acre Honghua printing and dyeing factory built in 1989 and left deserted for over 10 years, now home to a series of infill structures comprising an art district complete with […] Read more

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