Monday, May 17, 2010

Funkiture: What a Cool Concept in Furniture Upholstering and Re-purposing: Not Your Usual Fare

From the Funkiture website, I could not have said it better myself: 
"The basic concept behind "Funkiture” is recycle, renew, and reuse. We take a piece that's forgotten and old, yet made better than most new pieces today, and give it a new lease on life. From a traditional design with a twist to the intricately painted conversation piece, each item is reworked to bring out its once overlooked beauty. "
 And how! This recycled and renewed collection is so incredibly rock star cool.

 "Skull and Bones"

 'Victorian Zebra"

"Iguana Vinyl"

"Carvings and Terracotta"

"Magenta Carvings"

I think Sharon and Ozzy would be a huge fan. But seriously, who doesn't love the idea of taking something old and worn out and restoring it to something even beyond its original beauty and/or purpose. I live for this kind of design. The creator, Caitlin Conlow, takes special orders, per her website: 

94 South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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