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

Mark Jupiter is a fourth generation New York builder, so you can imagine that he has a lot of stories to tell. But instead of writing in a journal, Jupiter shares his tales through each of his reclaimed furniture pieces, which he'll be showcasing this May at BKLYN Designs 2013. Jupiter uses recycled materials that are just as rich in history as they are in grain - whether they come from ancient Buddhist temples or water towers on New York's Upper West Side.

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.

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