30 March 2012
Your grandmother's discarded old chair has never looked so beautiful! Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland rescues table legs and armrest from local dumpsters and turns the discarded furniture into the best looking wooden birds! After spending a day stripping them of paint and nails, it takes about another half a day to create each unique bird. The result is 'Re-turned', a 100% recycled old-furniture-item-turned-collectable.
The best part is Lars doesn't have to climb into dumpsters anymore. Italy-based Discipline is going to produce his Re-turned birds with packaging by Grandpeople. And he'll oversee that the manufacturer stays true to the core philosophy of the project and continue using rejected or leftover wood.
Lars says everyone should be able to enjoy a piece of feel-good woodcraft. As the daughter of a masterful woodworker, I completely agree!
Photos: FastCoDesign by Grandpeople.