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To create their line of coffee tables, dining chairs and rockers, The Urbanite Home designers cut, weld and rivet oil barrels completely by hand. Each one of the barrels truly tells a story, and sends a message. They maintain a gritty facade straight from their previous lives, which the designers hope will raise awareness around repurposing and recycling. The furniture is lacquered and powder coated to protect it from long-term rust, which means they can be used either indoors or out.

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Inhabitat discovered The Urbanite Home‘s impressive upcycling at this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) during New York Design Week. We’re sure glad we found them; the Urbanite Home is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design), so you won’t find a design quite like these anywhere else.

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