Gallery: BKLYN Designs 2013: Each Piece of Mark Jupiter’s Reclaimed Fur...

The wood for this amazing coffee table was harvested from an ancient Buddhist temple in China (beat that, IKEA!)

If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind or custom pieces that no big box store could ever possibly replicate, then you will love Mark Jupiter’s work. A long time contributor to the DUMBO community, this talented artisan has a knack for finding the most extraordinary blocks of rare woods, which he then combines with other unusual materials.

Case in point: Jupiter built a table from rare Redwood harvested from a New York water tower. One of the most exquisite woods on earth but almost lost to us, it is exceptionally rare for anyone to own a piece made from this material. Adding to its natural beauty, Jupiter used translucent polished acrylic for its legs, giving this traditional design a marvelous modern twist. This is just one example taken from several storied pieces, so head on down to BKLYN Designs 2013 next month if you’d like to learn more.

+ Mark Jupiter

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