Why I like DIY

As a scholar dealing with Renaissance I like DIY precisely for the rebirth of the objects restored or a new life given to those created from scratch.

Today I just wanted to turn your attention to three companies which I’ve found interesting, because their owners create with passion. You can sense it in their projects. What I also love is their innovative approach to the past. I love the twist in the story – a chair that was to end its life  half a century ago is suddenly revived with a wonderful fabric, a cushion, or a new wooden frame.

One of REBORN‘s chairs was featured in my first post here. I’ve loved them ever since:

Armchair by REBORN

Armchair by REBORN

BLISS armchair REBORN

BLISS armchair REBORN

 

Seashell armchair CHANCE by REBORN

Seashell armchair CHANCE by REBORN

I’ve found Austameric by chance and was immediately hooked:

Diamond corner chair by Austameric

Diamond corner chair by Austameric

Funky antique chair by Austameric

Funky antique chair by Austameric

Funky kitchen chair by Austameric

Funky kitchen chair by Austameric

Last but not least, I’d like to focus your attention on this London based company. Modoo Home is sourcing run down and old armchairs around Europe from ready-to-be demolished buildings to private sellers via various portals. They have rescued now 7-8 armchairs and upcycled 6 of them since January when they launched their website www.modoohome.co.uk . The idea is coming from both co-founders’ hobby. Moni Juhasz and Dora Botta pay special attention to give each piece a long life by choosing fabrics with Aquaclean technology which is a revolutionary fabric treatment that allows you to clean stains using water.

Their projects are stunning – the two I love (Trudy and Rosanna) have already been sold. Perhaps, if the girls manage to achieve their goal in a Kickstarter campaign, they will acquire new chairs and fabrics to create something similar. The campaign is valid till 1st July 2015 and you can check it out here.  Good luck!

Rosanna armchair before and after by Modoo Home

Rosanna armchair before and after by Modoo Home

Armchair Rosanna by Modoo Home

Armchair Rosanna by Modoo Home

Cushions by Modoo Home

Cushions by Modoo Home

I wish you such colourful infusion in your lives. How to do it? DIY. Do it yourself.

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