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Furniture Designer Hongtao Zhou Resurrected a Creepy, Dripping Zombie Chair

Furniture Designer Hongtao Zhou Resurrected a Creepy, Dripping Zombie Chair

Zombie chair! Out for your wood scraps! Oozing sawdust and pure carnage! Designer Hongtao Zhou, whom we found playing with ice a while ago, decided to channel the walking dead on a broken, abandoned

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InsideOutHouse: Packwood Follies Repurposes Junk Furniture to Build a Creepy Cottage

InsideOutHouse: Packwood Follies Repurposes Junk Furniture to Build a Creepy Cottage

The National Trust’s historic Packwood House is home to three new upcycled art installations by artist Hilary Jack. Using found materials and discarded Tudor furniture, Packwood Follies turns garbage as

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Dutch Designer Upcycles Trash into Funky Functional Furniture That Rivals IKEA Hacks

Dutch Designer Upcycles Trash into Funky Functional Furniture That Rivals IKEA Hacks

Francois Duquesnoy gives himself a weeklong deadline to complete an entirely upcycled interior in order to maintain his whimsical and improvisational approach. "As overconsumption and waste are worldwide

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Eco Fashion Designer M Patmos Talks About Her Sustainably-Designed Brooklyn Apartment

Eco Fashion Designer M Patmos Talks About Her Sustainably-Designed Brooklyn Apartment

Marcia Patmos, the brains behind the much-loved M Patmos eco fashion line, applies her eco-conscious mindset to everything she does. When we saw the designer during fashion week, she mentioned her

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rePly Turns Plywood Scraps Into Unique Modern Furniture

rePly Turns Plywood Scraps Into Unique Modern Furniture

Tired of looking to IKEA for your furniture fix? The designers over at rePly Furniture are creating eco-friendly furniture from recovered materials, just for people who are tired of mass-produced,

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B:Hive Co-Working Space Features Upcycled Barn Wood Conference Tables and Thrifted Decor

B:Hive Co-Working Space Features Upcycled Barn Wood Conference Tables and Thrifted Decor

“We wanted to create something that couldn’t be replicated,” explains Madeline Rhodes about the array of edgy thrifted furniture and upcycled barn wood tabletops. Rhodes, a master thrifter and

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Amazing Chairs Made From Recycled Washing Machine Parts

Amazing Chairs Made From Recycled Washing Machine Parts

Israeli industrial designer Antonina sees old defunct washing machines as more than just outdated appliances - she uses them as building blocks to create some pretty spiffy furniture. Her project “I

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Vinella & Krupa Give New Life to Dated Furniture With Paintings and Pyrography

Vinella & Krupa Give New Life to Dated Furniture With Paintings and Pyrography

Marcin and Federica are based in Edinburgh, and they enjoy giving new life to old furniture through pyrography and painting. They love taking inspiration from Art Nouveau pieces and have painted Klimt’s

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Shabby Love: A Virginia Shop Where Every Piece of Old Furniture Has a History and a Future

Shabby Love: A Virginia Shop Where Every Piece of Old Furniture Has a History and a Future

Shabby Love started like so many small businesses. When Hannah married her husband, a horticulturist who took a job at an estate in Virginia, friends and family donated a bunch of what she calls ugly

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It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet

It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet

In the dead of winter, sunny days may seem like a distant, taunting memory. But London-based design studio Hendzel and Hunt has the solution: sustainable furniture that cleverly doubles as a tribute to

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Chartana’s Cubox Table is Built from Salvaged Crates and Rolled Up Newspaper

Chartana’s Cubox Table is Built from Salvaged Crates and Rolled Up Newspaper

Designed by Chartana, the Cubox table is a distinctive piece of upcycled furniture. The main structure of the Cubox is crafted from wood salvaged from fruit crates, while the 4 sides are formed from

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MDC Interiors’ Steel and Wood Glow Table Provides Dramatic Recessed LED Lighting

MDC Interiors’ Steel and Wood Glow Table Provides Dramatic Recessed LED Lighting

Mike Carpenter of Atlanta-based MDC Interiors crafts gorgeous turn of the century-inspired coffee tables which incorporate the rugged beauty of steel and the gentle warmth of LED lights. 'Glow Table II'

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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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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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Pepe Heykoop’s Matka Vases Repurpose Water Vessels and Remnant Leather

Pepe Heykoop’s Matka Vases Repurpose Water Vessels and Remnant Leather

Inhabitat recently caught a glimpse of Pepe Heykoop’s patchwork Skin Collection at the Milan Furniture Fair. The furniture and housewares collection is stitched from rough, black leather pieces that

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Galen Lobby Retrofitted With Colorful Beer Crate Furniture in Singapore

Galen Lobby Retrofitted With Colorful Beer Crate Furniture in Singapore

The Galen Lobby was originally like any old boring corporate lobby with a double height atrium and a glass curtain wall, but Ascendas wanted to turn it into something more exciting that would also save

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JAMESPLUMB Uses Upcycled Materials to Create Their Romantic Renovated Interiors

JAMESPLUMB Uses Upcycled Materials to Create Their Romantic Renovated Interiors

Using broken furniture, discarded wood panels, remnant textiles and items from the garbage, JAMESPLUMB builds unique and inviting interiors that evoke a narrative feel upon entry. For London’s Hostem, a

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NewspaperWood: Incredible Furnishings and Products Made From Recycled Newspaper

NewspaperWood: Incredible Furnishings and Products Made From Recycled Newspaper

Designer Mieke Meijer gives old newspapers a new life as furniture, decorative items, and even jewelry! Her NewspaperWood material is made from stacks and stacks of discarded newspapers, and it can be

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Hockenheimer Stool Transforms a Stack of Old Magazines into a Cool Chair

Hockenheimer Stool Transforms a Stack of Old Magazines into a Cool Chair

Lately we’ve seen some innovative and inspiring ways that designers are upcyling old periodicals. German designers NJU Studio have created a way for consumers to take their own magazines and turn them

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Retro Modern Gives Mid-Century Furniture a Recycled Makeover

Retro Modern Gives Mid-Century Furniture a Recycled Makeover

Why purchase a brand new piece of furniture, when your grandmother's old mid-century sideboard can undergo the ultimate makeover and be recycled into a masterpiece ready to last another 50 years? The

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13 Ricrea Recycles Shoe Manufacturing Waste into Colorful “Pouf” Seating

13 Ricrea Recycles Shoe Manufacturing Waste into Colorful “Pouf” Seating

A seat with a footprint - and we're talking the good kind! Designed to make use of all the latex waste produced by the Italian shoe industry each year, 13 Ricerca transforms leftover rolls of the material

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Colorful New Bench Gives Old Skateboards New Trick

Colorful New Bench Gives Old Skateboards New Trick

We have covered skateboard-inspired furniture in the past, so we were excited to see this cool new bench from Pennsylvania-based company, Deckstool. Started by Jason Podlaski after his brother tasked

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Recycled Bike Chain Chair Really Knows How to Rock

Recycled Bike Chain Chair Really Knows How to Rock

The "Chain Rocker" is a very distinctive rocking chair made of recycled bicycle chains and tires. BRC Designs layered these reclaimed materials upon a steel support structure which is, itself, composed of

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Rebaroque: Upcycled Speaker Frames Showcase the Art of Noise

Rebaroque: Upcycled Speaker Frames Showcase the Art of Noise

Photo by Michael Abrego The company was started by Brooklyn-based artists Rebecca Paul and Mikal Hameed, and was born out of their desire to create artwork that was also functional, tech-savvy,

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Ghost Furniture Boudoir Set is Dead Furniture Resurrected!

Ghost Furniture Boudoir Set is Dead Furniture Resurrected!

If you like Philippe Starck's Louis Ghost Chair, we think you'll also enjoy this vintage boudoir set that's ghastly not because it's clear, but because it was raised from the dead! That's right, this

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Colorful Drops Pouf Seating Made of Recycled Upholstery Material

Colorful Drops Pouf Seating Made of Recycled Upholstery Material

This delightful Drops pouf is a chair made of an inner tube covered with recycled upholstery material. It was inspired by the process behind making tassels (bunching together lots of strips of leftover

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Upcycled Ottoman Made From Coffee Bags

Upcycled Ottoman Made From Coffee Bags

This smart Upcycle Ottoman by Gus* Modern is made of repurposed jute bags that were once used to carry organic fair trade certified coffee. Produced in a limited quantity, each piece is unique and shows

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Lost & Found Upcycled Furniture

Lost & Found Upcycled Furniture

What once was lost is now found in Lost & Found's Upcycled Furniture, a collection of stools and tables. Designed by UK-based design studio, &made, each piece features a brightly-colored base

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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: Zoe Murphy Upcycled Furniture

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: Zoe Murphy Upcycled Furniture

Young British design graduate Zoe Murphy is a rising star we discovered at this month's TENT London design exhibit. Inspired by her seaside home of Margate, Zoe has created a collection of fabulous

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