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Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On September 4, 2005 @ 9:49 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments

Andre Joyauk, Reclaimed Wood, Reclaimed Wood Furniture

Designer Andre Joyau recycles old hardwood to create stunning furniture pieces such as this hardwood coffee table (left), and Furo Bench (right). The self-taught woodworker has a knack for utilizing the natural character of wood: knots, cracks and all, to its best advantage. Joyau’s style of juxtaposing a clean minimalist aesthetic with rustic “flawed” material lends an unexpected dynamism to the pieces ? making them far more interesting than if they were made of a more “refined” wood. And, since his furniture is made entirely from reclaimed hardwood, it’s good for the environment as well.

Unfortunately the talented designer doesn’t seem to have website that I can point you to. However, he does have a shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where customers can pop in and talk to him about getting custom-made pieces.

+ 20 Van Dam Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222; 718-963-2616.

Via Design*Sponge [1]

+ more images on Sritextiles [2]

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[1] Design*Sponge: http://designsponge.blogspot.com/2005/08/andre-joyau-studio.html

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