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Sunday, 27 February 2011

I Love Recycling :)

As anyone will tell you who knows me that I love crazy things for in my house and on stumbling across these recycled pieces by Katie Thompson I was immediately hooked;

The Suitcase Chair - Green Velvet
I love creating functional art from discarded non functional junk "

Katie Thompson

Suitcase Chair - Leather

A bit about the lady herself; Using pieces of discarded junk, Katie recreates a unique, recycled range of furniture, lighting and interior accessories, each piece infused with its own previous character but with a new function. By blending South African craftsmanship, with high end finishes and her own eclectic perfectionist flair, Katie creates an original end product with a new integrity that epitomizes the very best of South African design.

The Cookie Vase Collection

Bio; Graduating with a distinction from Design Time School of Interior Design in Cape Town, Katie Thompson has seven years experience in the design, furniture and fabric industry in London and Cape Town.
The inspiration behind Recreate was Katie’s passion and flair for transforming the ordinary to the extraordinary. Katie never works within established stylistic boundaries. She creates an eclectic combination of styles, materials and finishes; this skill highlights her passion and her ability to find the intrinsic beauty and new, hidden purpose in the old, discarded items she chooses for her pieces.
A hoarder of all things useless, impractical, broken, colourful and shiny; Katie’s designs show tell tale signs of her Dadaist leanings. By nature an extremely energetic, bubbly and creative individual, Katie’s energy filters through to her work and into her pieces and the lives of her clients.

Hoover Light

Mannequin Light

An unusual range of interior accessories. The concept is simply: ‘Do not throw anything away!’.
This range is created by utilizing old broken objects for new functional pieces around the home.

Suitcase Cupboard

Making furniture out of Suitcases for me borders on genius and I cannot wait to get a piece for my home :) You can find more of her work here ; http://www.recreate.za.net/

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