The design collaboration between local furniture maker Stephen Kenn and the menswear label Longjourney includes armchairs made from repurposed leather motorcycle jackets and a sofa upcycled from vintage sweatshirts. (Stephen Kenn X Longjourney)
From afar, the pieces appear to be stylish and modern versions of standard-issue living room furniture. But, upon closer examination, the upholstery covering the chairs is recognizable as patchworked panels from vintage black leather motorcycle jackets. And, while you’d have absolutely no way of knowing it, the eight cushions covering the polished black nickel sofa frame began life as an armload of sweatshirts and tent canvas before being washed, dyed, combed and waxed into a second career, and that some of the frame’s supporting straps are repurposed straps from military parachutes.
Source: Fashion and furniture partnership upcycles sweats into sofas, biker jackets into chairs – LA Times
Carlo Sampietro created the Cloche Sofa after seeing a section of sewage pipe abandoned by a construction site, its spot being fit for replacement with a new set of tubes.
via Sewer Pipe Sofa: Rusted NYC Tubes Recycled as Urban Seating | Urbanist.
Not that I would do this to a ’57 Chevy – but wow BilletSurfer nice job!
57 Chevy Classic Car Couch.
This is a sofa David Bowie, circa 1976, might have lounged on. What a great retro feel this “Dulce de Leche Divan” has, with that mass of dark cork it’s carved from.
Trevor O’Neil works mainly with reclaimed materials for both his furniture, and his line of jewelry. Cork is a favorite component, and I’m hoping he continues to pursue new designs with the acoustic tiles as well.
via theinteriorRevolution » Blog Archive » Check Out These Acoustics, Man! – Trevor O’Neil.
Another pallet project! We can’t help ourselves. We think modern is reusing materials you already have to make new, awesome things, and shipping pallets are something this earth has in abundance. And, if you play your cards right (i.e. drive around until you find some) they are usually free to you! Using some foam, fabric and paint, some folks transformed six shipping pallets into a pretty luxurious corner couch. And, we love that the pallets become storage for board games and books! You’ll definitely need some sewing and painting skills for this project, and we regret the link we have is more inspiration than instruction. Still cool, though!
via Crazy Affordable: DIY Shipping Pallet Couch | 2Modern Blog.