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Brent Comber Shattered Furniture – Made From Reclaimed Douglas Fir Wood
Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On June 2, 2012 @ 4:00 pm In carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Green Furniture,Green Interiors,Innovation,new york design week,Recycled Materials | 6 Comments
Reclaimed wood furniture is usually so predictable: large upcycled beams from buildings, or slabs of driftwood turned into benches and stools. Thats why Brent Comber’s  unique reclaimed wood furniture – made from bundles of small irregular pieces – is such a breathe of fresh air. We discovered the Canadian designer’s innovative, eco-friendly furniture last year at ICFF , and it was one of our favorite things at New York Design Week. This year we are excited to see Brent Comber  back and better than ever, with a beautiful new line of work called “Shattered”.
The Shattered  design takes randomly shaped pieces of scrap Douglas Fir wood and fits them together like puzzle pieces to create a unified whole. The chaotic-yet-organize aesthetic reminds me somewhat of Incan stone-cut masonry  (where every stone block is a different shape, yet fits together perfectly). Creating order out of chaos and efficiency out of random waste is a beautiful thing – and we applaud Brent Comber for this lovely and environmentally-friendly work.
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/brent-comber-shattered-furniture/brentcomber11/
 Brent Comber’s: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2005/05/17/fallen-branch-furniture/
 Shattered: http://www.brentcomber.com/
 Incan stone-cut masonry: http://www.brynmawr.edu/Acads/Cities/wld/03080/03080c.jpg
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