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:
I’ve found Austameric by chance and was immediately hooked:
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!
I wish you such colourful infusion in your lives. How to do it? DIY. Do it yourself.