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Scientifically Modified Patio Furniture Won’t Shrink Or Swell [NY Design Week 2012] Scientifically Modified Patio Furniture Won’t Shrink Or Swell [NY Design Week 2012] As part of PSFK’s ongoing coverage of NY Design Week, we attended the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City this past weekend. As a premier showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF annually lures in the top designers from all over the world, this year hosting over 500 exhibitions from 34 countries. One exhibit PSFK visited is Perennial Wood, a company that has developed a new type of wood that is resistant to the elements. Perennial Wood uses their patented TruLast technology to sustainably transform wood through an acetylation process, using organic compounds, heat and pressure at the molecular level to create modified wood that is three times more resistant to shrinking and swelling than unmodified wood, and 25% stronger. Each piece comes with a warranty of 25 years and is intended to support an array of uses, from outdoor furniture to docks.
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Never again will you be satisfied with department store frames once you see one of these picture frames in your home. Made from reclaimed wood, these photo frames give even the newest of pictures a rustic, nostalgic look- with no effort on your part! Colors vary based on the exact wood available at the time of production, but sizes are consistent. Each frame is made from lumber reclaimed from historic New Orleans salvage yards, renovations, and tear downs. An easy way to have a piece of "The Big Easy" in your home, without the expense of a trip! Note that this frame does not have glass in front of where the picture goes. Striped Frame - 4x6 | picture frames, photo frames, reclaimed wood, New Orleans | Hipcycle Striped Frame - 4x6 | picture frames, photo frames, reclaimed wood, New Orleans | Hipcycle
Piet Hein Eek has been turning scraps of wood into distinctive designer furniture since long before the sustainability of materials became the zeitgeist it is today. It was for his graduation project at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1990 that he first used scraps of wood for his Scrapwood series of cabinets. Since then, the Dutch designer has established himself as one of the foremost green furniture designers in Europe. Instead of form follows function, Eek’s process is driven by forms follows material. The materials are central to all of Eek’s creations, which give a new life to different types of wood. Eek believes that it is the duty of every designer to think about materials and engage with them in a responsible way. INSPIRE / NEWS & ARTICLES INSPIRE / NEWS & ARTICLES
Salvaged & Refined: Modern Warehouse Furniture By Fin Art Co. Salvaged & Refined: Modern Warehouse Furniture By Fin Art Co. © Fin Art Co. I'm usually not a big fan of industrial-style furniture; it's a tad too cold and lacking in the softer human touch, but this stylish collection by Denver, Colorado's Fin Art Co., made with salvaged warehouse wood and metal, combines the best of old-school industrial scrap with exquisite craftsmanship. According to 3rings, design school buddies Rob McGowan and Ben Olson decided to start Fin Art Co. after realizing that the modern furniture they liked was too pricey. Instead, they found a happy -- and more sustainable -- middle ground by pairing salvaged wood and metal from warehouses and mines, with modern materials like lacquered MDF. The result is a refreshing but grounded aesthetic that is quite refined.
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Wood pallets have been around for decades as mechanisms for shipping and storing larger items (among other things). Recently, however, wooden pallets have become much more than a once-and-done packaging piece. They’ve become a useful resource in home décor and design. Used by beginner to professional DIYers in projects from wall coverings to large and small furniture pieces to home décor accessories, wood pallets can be disassembled into wood planks that can be used for any number of projects. The wood can be like new, rustic with patina, or somewhere in between. 21 ways of turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture

21 ways of turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture

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Jan de Haas op linkedinIn 2005 startte Jan de Haas Studio Hergebruik in een leegstaande winkelruimte aan de Coolsingel in Rotterdam. Het spontane initiatief groeide uit tot een atelier voor experimenten, ontmoetingsplaats en kenniscentrum met recycle design als verbindend thema. In 2011 werden winkel en werkplaats gesloten omdat het pand aan de Coolsingel tegen de vlakte moest. Opgebouwde kennis en netwerk zijn niet verloren gegaan. Studio Hergebruik fungeert nu als een virtueel, inspirerend kruispunt waarop duurzaamheid, fantasie, design en transitie elkaar treffen.Jan de Haas geeft ondermeer college aan de Willem de Kooning Academie. Boeklamp | Studio Hergebruik Boeklamp | Studio Hergebruik
Stoel | Studio Hergebruik Stoel | Studio Hergebruik Jan de Haas op linkedinIn 2005 startte Jan de Haas Studio Hergebruik in een leegstaande winkelruimte aan de Coolsingel in Rotterdam. Het spontane initiatief groeide uit tot een atelier voor experimenten, ontmoetingsplaats en kenniscentrum met recycle design als verbindend thema. In 2011 werden winkel en werkplaats gesloten omdat het pand aan de Coolsingel tegen de vlakte moest. Opgebouwde kennis en netwerk zijn niet verloren gegaan. Studio Hergebruik fungeert nu als een virtueel, inspirerend kruispunt waarop duurzaamheid, fantasie, design en transitie elkaar treffen.Jan de Haas geeft ondermeer college aan de Willem de Kooning Academie.