Brazilian artist Tatiane Freitas takes broken furniture and uses a kind of 'Kintsugi—a Japanese tradition where fractured pottery is repaired with gold' where she 'fixes' the furniture using acrylic resin, making the breakage part of its beauty and patina.
Thursday, 1 August 2019
Pete Kelly and Peter Stubbs have been committed to upcycling since working in Brooklyn in the 1990s.
This is their made to measure birch ply end bench, for use inside or outside, which was designed to utilize offcut high-grade exterior use ply which was heading to the landfill from a business above their base in Goyt mill, Marple. It features their 'Waterfall' joint which is subtle and very strong.
Saturday, 20 July 2019
'The Earth Table' is made from prehistoric Kauri wood set in resin. The table is made by Italian furniture maker Riva 1920. Kauri (Agathis Australis) is a type of conifer that grows only in Sub-tropical New Zealand. They are the worlds biggest tree in terms of trunk volume and grow to a height of 70 meters. Most of them were felled by English Colonists, the remainder are under government and legal protection.
Friday, 19 July 2019
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Tuesday, 9 July 2019
A collaboration between sculptor Rob Mulholland and Sri Lankan traditional wood carver Nalin Nalinda, which explores our values relating to different materials, using found plastic rubbish washed up on the beach to inspire intricate wood carvings from Jack wood and Kaduru.