How great is this bookcase?! Brooklyn’s Ari Mossiyov designs and builds custom furniture and workspaces from reclaimed wood. You actually get to choose not only the dimensions of your piece but select the wood from reclaimed stock. The Tribeca Bookcase is a reclaimed pine wood wall system supported by steel pipes. Shake it.
Husband and Wife team Margaux and Walter Kent are the owners of Peg and Awl a wonderful little shop that uses reclaimed materials to create treasures for the home. Their trio of chalkboard tablets is my favorite. The perfect list-sized tablet will replace any number of scraps on desktops, refrigerators or bedside tables. They are made from reclaimed oak, the bleachers from Liberty Highschool built in 1918 Philadelphia, reclaimed black leather (WWII Spats, WWII Gun Holster, Early 1900′s purse etc) chalkboard paint and a Koh-I-Noor chalk pencil. It’s been a while since I have gotten to say… everything that is old is new again. Shake it Peg and Awl.
Aaron Moran is from BC’s lower mainland. Recently I fell in love with his geometric sculptures made of reclaimed wood. It was a pleasure to see them so predominately featured in the art world. They are magnificent. His most recent series, New Zone Structures is a study in pattern, structure and reclaiming what has been left behind. In a recent interview with Hunted he said of his work -
“At present, the Fraser Valley is growing at a very rapid rate, meaning that housing and development is on the rise. My work literally grows out of this development as I use predominantly found materials from housing / demolition sites around my neighborhood and surrounding areas. There are entire blocks of forests and single dwelling homes getting toppled to make way for town-homes and high occupancy / close proximity condominiums. I could not help but be drawn to these lots to further investigate and what I consistently ended up finding were large stock piles of building materials (from old homes and new) left for waste. I was drawn to the beauty, history, and story of these materials and naturally began using them.”
The beautiful story of his process, and his passion for reclaiming that in which has been left behind makes me grateful to once again say —Everything that is old is new again. Thank you Aaron for shakin it.
Ok…I couldn’t help myself, the low occasional table, Periodic by Council. It has an oxidized natural silver finish over reclaimed wood timbers. The finish allows the natural grain to show. With a footprint of 44″ square by 12″ high, It is a slice of sparkle to swoon over. Hold on to your hats, it’s $42,000! But I’m thinking an inspiration piece for the ambitious DIY designer—Now that would be shakin it.