Mark Jupiter’s Handcrafted Reclaimed Furniture Highlights New York City’s History
As a fourth generation New York City builder, Mark Jupiter isn't just an accomplished woodworker--he's also an expert on the city's history. Jupiter combines these two skills into MARK JUPITER, his reclaimed furniture line, with each piece handcrafted in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Jupiter, who has a story behind every custom piece he creates, celebrates New York City's past from old-growth Redwood stripped from century-old water towers to extinct Heart Pine extracted from an old Brooklyn sugar refinery. Jupiter's handcrafted furnishings are also affordably priced to keep the collection accessible to the general public.
One of the original cofounders of New World Home, a company focused on green prefab homes, Mark Jupiter knows a lot about green design and sustainability challenges. To expand on his commitment to sustainability, Jupiter launched MARK JUPITER, his line of locally made furniture, in 2013. Even though his new company is still under two years old, Jupiter has already built a strong portfolio of reclaimed furniture pieces, including a traditional Japanese soaking tub made from ancient and rare Redwood reclaimed from a Williamsburg water tower. His work has even caught the attention of DUMBO's Shake Shack, which has asked him to produce a series of reclaimed tables branded with the Shake Shack logo for their restaurant.
By working with reclaimed and repurposed materials, most of which is locally sourced, Jupiter can recount the history for each one-of-a-kind furniture piece. You can head down to BKLYN Designs to see more of his custom hand crafted pieces, which are on display in his DUMBO workshop and showroom.
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