FoundRe Furnishings‘ owner Raun Meyn only crafts furniture from “salvaged materials locally sourced from deconstruction sites,” and his Liberal Arts reading chair is a perfect example of this axiom. Reusing mahogany wood from a dilapidated farmhouse beadboard and siding, Raun also created a module shelf behind the seat’s back that is able to store books, magazines, or tablets.
Award winning Interior designer Garry Lee presented Amancalama, a whimsical spin on a mid-century classic. Using a vintage bronze wire Warren Platner arm chair, Gary Lee and his design team fabricated an intricate headdress-like adornment to not only juxtapose the softness of the leather and the hardness of the metal, but also the machine-made and the handcrafted.
Named after the Clampetts’ next door neighbors in 60′s television hit show ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’, Mr. Drysdale and Miss Hathaway are a deserving pair. Designers Jeff Harting and John Toniolo of FGH Architects took a quintessentially mid-century chair (one arm and one side) and retrofitted it to perfectly exist in any Commerce Bank of today.
Author of Found, Free & Flea, Tereasa Surratt‘s ambitious submission consisted of a 1950′s leather wingback chair, a collection of 1920′s furniture tags augmented with tartan fabrics, and 8,675 hand-pruned pheasant feathers — not to mention a hard-bound companion book chronicling the making of the chair (à la vintage, of course).