salvaged materials

Dsquadro’s Modular JOIN System Can be Used to Create Virtually any Kind of Furniture

Dsquadro’s Modular JOIN System Can be Used to Create Virtually any Kind of Furniture

“JOIN” is a system of interlocking modular pieces, created by dsquadro, which allows free configurations of furniture. The “JOIN” system is made from salvaged wood materials and

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Corey Thomas’ Reclaimed Wood ‘Spinifex’ Sculpture Unveiled at Australia’s Croajingolong National Park

Corey Thomas’ Reclaimed Wood ‘Spinifex’ Sculpture Unveiled at Australia’s Croajingolong National Park

Artist Corey Thomas created this awe-inspiring “Spinifex” sculpture from branches and plant material salvaged from local trees, and the gigantic dandelion-like form was recently installed in

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‘Waste Not Want Not’ is a Dynamic Green Wall Created Using Discarded Materials

‘Waste Not Want Not’ is a Dynamic Green Wall Created Using Discarded Materials

Blake Chamberlain is the brains behind this fantastic project 'Waste Not Want Not', a vegetative grow wall created out of discarded materials. The concept takes plastic water bottles and wooden

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Concrete Mode Repurpose Waste Cement Bags into Sturdy Totes

Concrete Mode Repurpose Waste Cement Bags into Sturdy Totes

Concrete Mode is a Thailand-based company that creates incredibly sturdy totes, bags and pencil cases the discarded bags used to transport concrete. Concrete is the most consumed man-made material on

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Giant Armchair Constructed From 2,500 Salvaged Plastic Bottles by Várnai Gyula

Giant Armchair Constructed From 2,500 Salvaged Plastic Bottles by Várnai Gyula

Artist Várnai Gyula has recycled 2,500 plastic bottles to create a larger-than-life armchair! The colossal construction was displayed last year in Park Galeria, a mall in Budapest. The site often

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Repair is Beautiful: Paulo Goldstein Repairs Broken Objects to Be Better Than Before

Repair is Beautiful: Paulo Goldstein Repairs Broken Objects to Be Better Than Before

Repair is Beautiful began with the idea of solving frustration. A broken object delivers frustration because it doesn’t achieve its functionality, but the same principle applies to a broken system that

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Jason Lloyd Fletcher Recycles Vintage Belts Into Unique Tables and Chairs

Jason Lloyd Fletcher Recycles Vintage Belts Into Unique Tables and Chairs

Looking for some statement pieces for your home? Genevieve is a series of handmade furnishings designed by Jason Lloyd Fletcher, who also created The Third Generation Furniture.  The collection of

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ITZ MayanWoodsFurniture Turns Fallen Trees Into Beautiful New Handcrafted Pieces

ITZ MayanWoodsFurniture Turns Fallen Trees Into Beautiful New Handcrafted Pieces

ITZ MayanWoodsFurniture specializes in handcrafting furniture from precious woods in its purest form. Taking wood from fallen trees caused by hurricanes and fires in the Mayan Jungle of southern Quintana

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Wood Con Fusion: Chissick Designs Creates Funky Furniture from Industrial Offcuts

Wood Con Fusion: Chissick Designs Creates Funky Furniture from Industrial Offcuts

Israel-based designer Eli Chissick's Wood Con Fusion series transforms unassuming pieces of fiberboard, veneer and Formica into an array of bold furniture pieces. Each table, cabinet and bench begins its

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Furniture Designer Rupert Blanchard Transforms Discarded Drawers into Stunning Storage Units

Furniture Designer Rupert Blanchard Transforms Discarded Drawers into Stunning Storage Units

Blanchard's supply of orphaned drawers, collected from the street or dumpsters, lines a wall of his workshop, waiting to be incorporated into upcycled dressers, sideboards and cabinets. Using reclaimed

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National Endowment for the Arts Funds Artisan Barn’s Green Upgrade in Washington

National Endowment for the Arts Funds Artisan Barn’s Green Upgrade in Washington

The existing facility boasts an artist studio, performance center, gallery and gift shop, but the grant will allow it to expand. In addition to the new classroom which will be made from salvaged metal and

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Aellon Teams up With Uhuru to Launch Furniture Made From a Salvaged Indonesian Fishing Boat

Aellon Teams up With Uhuru to Launch Furniture Made From a Salvaged Indonesian Fishing Boat

After finding out that the 61-foot Indonesian fishing boat was made from a now-threatened wood species and was about to become firewood, Aellon bought it from its owners and set to work salvaging

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Automobile Scrap Metal Transformed into Unique ReWreck Sideboard by Iannone Design

Automobile Scrap Metal Transformed into Unique ReWreck Sideboard by Iannone Design

Iannone Design have transformed sections of salvaged automotive panels into this stunning ReWreck Sideboard. Launched this week at ICFF in New York, the reclaimed sheetmetal furniture takes full advantage

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Thomas Wold’s Quirky and Unique Creations Made From Upcycled Furniture

Thomas Wold’s Quirky and Unique Creations Made From Upcycled Furniture

Thomas Wold is a custom craftsman who lives in the Bay Area with a design/fabrication studio in Berkeley. He struck our fancy with his amazing upcycled furniture creations that take parts and pieces from

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PHOTOS: 1910 Vacuum Cleaner Factory in Berlin Turned Into a Cool Caravan Hotel

PHOTOS: 1910 Vacuum Cleaner Factory in Berlin Turned Into a Cool Caravan Hotel

Events organizer Silke Lorenzen and designer Sarah Vollmer wanted to create a fun, innovative and flexible accommodation space in their area of Neukölln. Aiming to preserve the inner beauty and vastness

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Volkswagen’s Think Blue Beetle is Made From 2,805 Pieces of Recycled Trash!

Volkswagen’s Think Blue Beetle is Made From 2,805 Pieces of Recycled Trash!

Haribaabu Naatesan created the Beetle art piece as part of Volkswagen's Think Blue Campaign. The extensive assortment of trash was collected during Think Blue Clean Up drives undertaken by the German

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Tiny Texas Houses Are Colorful Abodes Made from Reclaimed Materials

Tiny Texas Houses Are Colorful Abodes Made from Reclaimed Materials

Brad Kittel promotes a philosophy called Pure Salvage Living that takes advantage of materials already out there in existence, but not being used. Through his company Tiny Texas Houses, Kittel has been

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ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

We love showcasing great designs made out of salvaged materials here at Inhabitat, like these striking recycled lamps from ReTech. Created out of an estimated 95 percent reused items, each piece is a one

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AME-LOT Repurposes Shipping Pallets To Create a Transforming Facade

AME-LOT Repurposes Shipping Pallets To Create a Transforming Facade

AME-LOT is a proposal by French architect Stephane Malka to re-skin a student residence in Paris with shipping pallets. The modular facade is composed of hundreds of pallets strung together with hinges,

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Tadashi Kawamata’s ‘Under the Water’ Imagines The Debris From Japan’s Tsunami

Tadashi Kawamata’s ‘Under the Water’ Imagines The Debris From Japan’s Tsunami

As the 20 million tons of wreckage slowly make their way to Hawaii from Japan, Tadashi Kawamata created Under the Water to envision what it must be like to be beneath all the debris. His site-specific

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Montreal’s Cluny ArtBar is a Hot Spot Furnished with Salvaged Materials

Montreal’s Cluny ArtBar is a Hot Spot Furnished with Salvaged Materials

The Darling Foundry was transformed as an adaptive reuse project in 2002 by In Situ Design after being abandoned for over 10 years. The new building houses three exhibition spaces, as well as a network

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Cecilia Levy’s Dainty Little Tea Cups Are Made From Recycled Book Pages

Cecilia Levy’s Dainty Little Tea Cups Are Made From Recycled Book Pages

These beautiful teacups made by Swedish artist Cecilia Levy are not only beautiful to look at but also light on the environment! Made from recycled book pages, each cup and saucer is a unique piece of art

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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Win a Copy of Salvage Secrets by Joanne Palmisano!

BOOK GIVEAWAY: Win a Copy of Salvage Secrets by Joanne Palmisano!

Heads up interior designers, DIYers, and green interior aficionados - we've got a book you're gonna totally love. Salvage Secrets by Joanne Palmisano is a beautiful collection of green home decor and

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BOOK REVIEW: Salvage Secrets by Joanne Palmisano

BOOK REVIEW: Salvage Secrets by Joanne Palmisano

We adore any project that salvages, recycles, upcycles, or repurposes old materials into new projects. Whether it's for building materials, green interiors, or fashion, we've got a spot in our heart for

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BOOK REVIEW: Restoring a House in the City

BOOK REVIEW: Restoring a House in the City

It was a great pleasure to step away from the computer and check out a fabulously beautiful book sent to us by Artisan publishers on the eco-friendly practice of restoring townhomes, brownstones and row

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Atelier Mecanic Bar Invites Visitors to Have a Beer With Hint of Bucharest’s Industrial Past

Atelier Mecanic Bar Invites Visitors to Have a Beer With Hint of Bucharest’s Industrial Past

Visitors are welcomed to the bar by with the sign that has “Mecanic” spelled out in vintage wrenches, vices and other tools - in addition to a vintage sign reading TELEFON. Inside, Cristian took

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Rustic Estudio Cinco is Modern Masterpiece Made of 100% Salvaged Materials

Rustic Estudio Cinco is Modern Masterpiece Made of 100% Salvaged Materials

Situated in scrublands and surrounded by mountains, Estudio Cinco consists of a groundfloor gallery and five studios on the second floor. Despite a small budget of only €70,500, the designers took their

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Forkalier Lamp Crafted from Upcycled Utensils

Forkalier Lamp Crafted from Upcycled Utensils

Utilizing neglected forks, Wendy W. Fok of We-Designs has produced the Forkalier lamp. Using everyday objects that are often overlooked or quickly discarded, the Forkalier takes a stab at reclaiming them

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Illuminated Psychopomp Is a Rocking Horse Turned Rockin’ Lamp

Illuminated Psychopomp Is a Rocking Horse Turned Rockin’ Lamp

Inspired by the Brazilian idea of “Gambiarra” – reviving unwanted junk – Ghetto Picasso’s imaginative lamp design gives a forgotten, white rocking horse a luminous new life. The

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