This April 19, 2015 photo shows Robert Nicholas’ showroom, Splurge, in Asheville, N.C. Nicholas creates lighting fixtures by upcycling or reusing vintage objects. The fixture in the foreground is the skeletal frame from a gazebo roof, which Nicholas is converting to a showpiece fixture for a local brewery. (Beth J. Harpaz, AP / AP)
Yet when it comes to an object’s original purpose, Nicholas said, “I don’t really care what it was, but I’m intrigued by what it was. It really is more about the aesthetic look of it and the potential of what it can become,” along with its potential for a “wow factor.”
via Upcycling: Discarded objects reborn as light fixtures – Times Union.
We covered New Belgium Brewing salvaging materials for it’s new brewery in March. So we are sorry to see this in the news.
We are wishing New Belgium Brewing success in the remainder of their endeavors!
ASHEVILLE — Bradley Barrett knows every piece of rusted sheet metal and every oaken plank has a story to tell.
So, Barrett was heartbroken by all that was lost in Friday’s fire that destroyed a warehouse on the Craven Street site where New Belgium Brewing is planning to build a brewery. But Barrett, owner of Old World Architctural & Salvage Co., was also experienced enough to know that all, in fact, was not lost.
“There’s so much here that the plan now is to spend more time on the other buildings and be more diligent about salvaging materials there,” Barrett said during a tour of the site Tuesday morning.
The warehouse that burned was well-known as the home to Penland’s auction house. It contained transom windows, Art Deco doors, muscular floor joists and 6,000 square feet of beautiful heart-pine flooring that had all been tagged as worth saving. The warehouse also had 4,000 square feet of siding, including a large mural by artist Dustin Spagnola, that was slated to be re-used by New Belgium.
It all went up in flames in a fire investigators said was intentionally set.
Read the rest of the article via Fire doesn’t slow New Belgium salvage work | The Asheville Citizen-Times | citizen-times.com.