We all know how beneficial standing desks are, but all too often, they tend to look like drab white slabs on stilts. Luckily, in a few weeks at BKLYN Designs 2014, we’ll get a chance to see Coil + Drift's rustic standing desk made with reclaimed wood rafters and salvaged iron piping. It’s just one of the pieces of contemporary furniture the Brooklyn shop’s owner, John Sorensen-Jolink, makes from locally sourced materials. Read on for a sneak peek at some of the other pieces Coil + Drift will be highlighting at the show!
Sorensen-Jolink founded Coil + Drift two years ago with the desire to explore ordinary objects in an extraordinary way. Using the woodworking skills he honed at Makeville Studios, Sorensen-Jolink creates home furnishings using reclaimed and FSC-certified sustainable wood. By using older materials like wood, iron, leather, brass, lacquer and steel, Coil + Drift focuses on adding character and history to every piece it makes.
What’s more, the shop uses only environmentally safe stains and lacquers, many of which are handmade in house. Sorensen-Jolink says he strives to find refreshing and energizing ways to combine age-old craftsmanship with modern form. Along with the standing desk, Coil + Drift creates a variety of crafted goods from shelving to tables, and even bicycle baskets. There’s still plenty more to check out from Coil + Drift, so stay tuned as we bring you love from BKLYN Designs 2014 starting May on 9th.
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