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Stephen Kenn Repurposes WWII Fabrics Into Rugged Furniture

Posted By Morgana Matus On February 4, 2013 @ 4:00 pm In Eco Textiles,green furniture,green Interiors,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Soldiers who fought in WWII were supplied some of the toughest, heartiest, and longest-lasting textiles of the era. Now considered antiques, the fabrics have stood the test of time and have found their way back into use as clothing [1] and upholstery. The Inheritance Collection by Stephen Kenn [2] combines steel welded frames with custom webbing belts, leather straps, and repurposed WWII fabrics. The simple, clean lines of the rusted and clear-coated metal lay a sturdy foundation for the soft Swiss mule belts and army-green cloth. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, and they range from $450 – $5,000.

+ Stephen Kenn [2]

Via designsquish [3]


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[1] clothing: http://www.ecouterre.com/denham-turns-vintage-linens-deadstock-navy-blankets-into-military-inspired-parkas/

[2] Stephen Kenn: http://www.stephenkenn.com/#/journal/

[3] designsquish: http://www.blog.designsquish.com/index.php?/site/inheritance_collection_by_stephen_kenn/

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