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Lost & Found Upcycled Furniture

Posted By Kate Andrews On October 10, 2008 @ 2:00 am In green furniture,Green Products,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments

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What once was lost is now found in Lost & Found’s Upcycled Furniture [2], a collection of stools and tables. Designed by UK-based design studio, &made [3], each piece features a brightly-colored base rescued from becoming trash coupled with a rough and irregular tree stump for a top. The rather unusual and unexpected combination represents &made [3]‘s goal desire to spark dialogue about our contemporary throw-away culture.

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By using salvaged furniture for the base of each stool and table, each piece is a solid example of reducing waste by re-using what has already been made. The collection stands out in their aesthetic, providing a fresh sense of eclecticism without missing a beat on function. And with the use of salvaged bases, the pieces stay true to their name- that “lost” furniture can be “found” again in an environmentally conscious design.

&made [4] is the vision of designers Dave Cameron and Toby Hadden, who say their studio is focused on “ethically conscious contemporary design.” The firm started in 2005 and is located in a former mid-20th century doss house overlooking the Thames River. The duo work in product, furniture and spatial design and have been featured at the MoMA [5] in an exhibit called Design and the Elastic Mind [6].

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/10/lost-and-found-and-made/

[2] Lost & Found’s Upcycled Furniture: http://www.and-made.com/index.php?page=collcom&article=91&mist=y

[3] &made: http://www.and-made.com

[4] &made: http://www.and-made.com/index.php

[5] MoMA: http://www.moma.org

[6] Design and the Elastic Mind: http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/exhibitions.php?id=5632

[7] + &made: http://www.and-made.com/

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