Jill Fehrenbacher

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with Recycled Wood Designers Scrapile

by , 10/06/12
filed under: Architecture

JILL: So you don’t sell the material by itself?

CARLOS. Not yet. We might do it in the future after we get out there a little more, and get a little more legal protection.

BART: And also, this project is only 2 year old. We want to have made the material for longer than that before we start selling it to people to use, so we know what happens to it in five years, you know?

JILL: Okay, so you do have any new pieces that you want the public to know about?

CARLOS. Our newest pieces are the crates, the square lamps, the circular table and the shelves. While some of our pieces can be found online at Vivavi, and at a couple shops in New York and in California, for the newest pieces like the lamps and cubes, people can just contact us directly at scrapilenyc@hotmail.com

JILL: Okay, well thanks so much for taking the time to do this interview. I love your work, and I know I’m not the only one. I think people are going to be really interested in learning more about it.

Stores where Scrapile is sold:

+ The Future Perfect, Brooklyn
+ Propeller, San Francisco
+ Homework and Show, Los Angeles

*You can also buy directly from Scrapile >

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9 Comments

  1. RamonSales January 13, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Nice post. I\’m also a carpenter and craftsman. Visit my blog to see some furnitures made in recycled wood.Thanks
    http://modelandomadera.blogspot.com/

  2. ScribeMedia » Rec... July 5, 2007 at 11:04 am

    [...] design and insightful discussion from Dwell Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe and designers Carlos Salgado of Scrapile, Tejo Remy of Droog fame, and Matt Gagnon. The conversation touched on a variety of issues [...]

  3. pinnar July 4, 2007 at 4:40 am

    hi we love your crative design.our company is in turkey(istanbul) we wait for come for meet you.:) u can look our web site for work.

  4. Inhabitat » COPYC... May 14, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    [...] design company creating furniture which bears much more than a passing resemblance to our friends Scrapile. While plenty of designers, including Uhuru and Brave Space, use scrap wood in their designs, [...]

  5. Inhabitat » BKLYN... May 14, 2007 at 11:41 am

    [...] Does this look at all familiar? We were a little shocked to see another Brooklyn based design company which seemed to be so blatantly trying to knock-off Scrapile. More on this to come…. [...]

  6. lee January 10, 2006 at 6:30 pm

    i love them where did you get so maney diff. colors?
    i finished in ankara inds.design and i work same paten but with stones anyway geat job good luck

  7. Jennifer Farrington November 19, 2005 at 6:01 pm

    We would love to be considered for your site! piece lily products are one of a kind and handmade from recycled or reclaimed fabrics. Our offerings include unique handbags, scarves, and pillows. The materials are literally pieced together to utilize even the smallest scraps of fabric, making each item quirky and unexpected. Thanks for your consideration!

  8. Julie October 3, 2005 at 9:37 pm

    Beautiful stuff. I love seeing green and sustainable projects on here. I wonder if they go after construction waste, too. That’d probably be a different line entirely, but could make for some lovely stuff with a rougher look.

  9. Nicholas Reback September 29, 2005 at 1:40 pm

    I’m looking at your ‘Green’ Furniture designs made of assorted laminated woods. I notice you have chosen to laminated various plywood and chipboard with all kinds of hardwood. Having acquired this stuff by way of scrap piles, every piece of your wood will have a varying moisture content and therefore expand and contract differently from each peice adjacent to it. Especially in the case of plywood, which is extremely stable, and the hardwoods (while being only a section of a tree, are very much alive). How are you accounting for this material expansion in your designs? Do you let it aclimate? Are you kiln-drying each peice to the same moisture content?
    -Nick

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