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Valentia and Riccardo Sartori Give a New Life to Discarded Doors

Posted By Radhika Sawhney On May 15, 2013 @ 10:30 am In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Green Furniture,Green Products,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment


Two young designers from Turin have created Deformazione Professionale [2] – a line of clever new furnishings made from old unwanted doors. Founders of Studio Lacrime D’Arte [3], Valentia and Riccardo Sartori [4] have created a bookshelf and a chaise lounge by recycling [5] a total of four doors. The doors take on new functionality and a fresh look while keeping their characteristic traits – the handles and locks are retained.


Valentia and Riccardo Sartori [7] have realized a hidden potential in old doors, and how its minimalist straight lines can be used as a basis of forming contemporary furniture [8]. These doors are cut by hand and shaped into the desired forms. The bookshelf is made of two varnished doors, with the handles and locks intact, using pieces of a third one for support. The chaise longue on the other hand, is cut out of only one door, complemented with a leather seat and antique oak stand.

+ Lacrime d’Arte [9]
Images courtesy of Vito Magnanini

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/designers-valentia-and-riccardo-sartori-give-a-new-life-to-discarded-doors/valentina-and-riccardo-sartori_reused-doors3/

[2] Deformazione Professionale: http://www.lacrimedarte.com/works04.php

[3] Studio Lacrime D’Arte: http://www.lacrimedarte.com/index.php

[4] Valentia and Riccardo Sartori: http://www.lacrimedarte.com/about.php

[5] recycling: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-materials/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/designers-valentia-and-riccardo-sartori-give-a-new-life-to-discarded-doors/valentina-and-riccardo-sartori_reused-doors1/

[7] Valentia and Riccardo Sartori: http://www.lacrimedarte.com/about_eng.php

[8] contemporary furniture: http://inhabitat.com/foodscapes-contemporary-compostable-tableware-made-from-recycled-food-waste/

[9] + Lacrime d’Arte: http://www.lacrimedarte.com/

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