Recreate: New Furniture From old Suitcases

Furniture & Accessories

The designer Katie Thompson from South Africa creates a line of furniture and accessories based exclusively on the recycling and renovation of old everyday objects, now abandoned. With a passion for vintage furniture and objects from the flea market, Katie turns with their taste and skill of local craftsmen that people put in the cellar, like old leather suitcases, trunks, milk barrels, aluminum trays.

The will to give a new life and especially a new look to old useless objects pushes designers to find original solutions and not surprisingly, the line is called King Create : enter parts of an old piece of furniture, like a drawer, in a new structure or add padding to the large metal basins to turn them into beautiful ottoman.

Katie Thompson also loves old suitcases in the back looking leather, with inventive, turns into chairs by the colorful textiles, and the trunks become comfortable sofas and hat elegant stools with velvet pillow.

Every seat or seat is a single piece and the new look, cleverly, does not hide the traces of “past life” of the object, the signs of the time, the possible uses that have been made. So the softness of the padding, the vibrancy of the fabrics, the attention to detail, get along with peeling paint or the seams pull of an old leather buckle.

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