Constructed of solid ash, this handcrafted chair combines old school Dutch design with classic tattoo culture. The chair design allows for adjustments and multiple configurations, making it a versatile addition to any decor.
The Buoy Chair moves like you do. It tilts one way then another, it swivels; it leans in, leans back. Whatever you’re comfortable with. You can adjust the height and carry it around by the handles. It’s available in 6 colors with 25 fabric options for the seat.
Here’s one from the “You Might Be A Redneck” file: This handmade bench is built using reclaimed wood from pallets and a vintage tailgate from a pickup truck. NV Custom Furniture makes ’em to order. Choose a Chevy, Ford, or GMC tailgate and pick from their rainbow of paint and wood finish colors.
As you can see in this fine example of quirky craftsmanship from Skate Home, taking the wheels off the skateboard and replacing them with legs made of Canadian Maple transforms a thing that would normally bust your ass into a stylish place for it to rest. Available in black, white, & two natural wood tones. via
After conducting a global survey that revealed how horrible our posture is when we sit at work and interact with today’s technology, the designers at Steelcase came up with this new task chair. The Gesture is designed to help compensate for poor posture by supporting your body position no matter how weird it gets. Available fall 2013.
Sitting in a whiskey barrel sounds good doesn’t it? And even though it probably doesn’t sound quite as good if the old oak barrel is empty and transformed into an Adirondack chair, it would still be a comfortable spot to sit.
No, this is not some sort of bizarre fitness device, it’s just a stool made from steel and upcycled bike parts. You just sit on it. Maybe you talk about cycling while you sit there, but that’s it.
Award-winning London-based designer Jake Phipps launched his furniture-making career with this design. It’s called the Isis folding chair and folds flat to an incredibly slim 3cm. Like all of Phipps’ designs, the Isis combines inventive design with superb function which means that this is no museum piece, it’s made for sitting in.
If you’re a real wine expert you’ll be able to guess the winery this oak barrel stave chair comes from just by the tint of the burgundy highlights in the finish. Or you could cheat by looking under the seat where the winery’s name is branded. The chairs fold up flat and work great for indoor or outdoor use, where their natural oil finish will stand up to the elements. They also make a bench model for you cuddlers.
Sometimes it seems like upcycled and repurposed materials are little more than marketing fluff to make ugly products appeal to your guilty-conscience consumerism. But now new stuff made from old stuff is starting to look quite nice. LA-based designer Stephen Kenn creates fine furnishings using repurposed military surplus materials. Perfect for the man room or bachelor’s den.