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Jamie Ward’s Furniture Reborn

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On August 23, 2008 @ 5:00 am In green furniture,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

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Dusty old furnishings often receive a second life with fresh upholstery and a new coat of paint, but rarely do we have the patience or skill to repurpose parts [2] and fashion an entirely new piece of furniture [3]. Jamie Ward [4], a design student in Manchester, England, takes cast off chairs and tables, deconstructs them, and rebuilds them into exceptional examples of functional art.


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The art of building furniture from discarded or second-hand goods is currently seeing an exciting resurgence, with designers like Karen Ryan, who repurposes bits of salvaged furniture to make her Custom Made [5] collection, and Skate Study House [6], which uses second hand skate board products to make functional modern furniture and accessories.

Jamie‚Äôs eco-friendly pieces are contemporary with a vintage feel, and are completely handmade. All the original furniture comes from discarded or second-hand furniture in and around Manchester. Jamie takes an artistic approach when customizing these pieces as each is one of a kind and they’re never built the same. Contact Jamie directly on his website for sales enquiries.

+ Jamie Ward Furniture [4]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/23/recycled-furniture-by-jamie-ward/

[2] repurpose parts: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/15/martino-gamper-100-chairs-in-100-days/

[3] new piece of furniture: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/19/fethi-atakols-fine-found-design/

[4] Jamie Ward: http://www.jamiewardfurniture.tk/

[5] Custom Made: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/09/25/custom-made-furniture-by-karen-ryan/

[6] Skate Study House: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/31/skate-study-house-california-skate-culture-meets-mid-century-modern-design/

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