THINGS WE LOVE! | FURNITURE `REESTORE`
´Max´ the rather elegant bathtub
´Annie´ made from old trollies
´Deborah´ desk named after Dragon´s
Den businesswoman, Deborah Meaden
´Gordon´ made from old barrows
OK, so we´ve seen beer bottles reformed to become wine glasses, car tyres brought back to life as plant pots and seatbelts intertwined to become cushion covers…but have you seen shopping trolleys made into armchairs, bathtubs turned into chaises or a plane wing as the basis of a desk courtesy of Reestore?
If you watch the famous BBC 2 programme, Dragon´s Den you might, as these imaginative furniture items from designer, Max McMurdo, first made their début on the design scene when business gurus, Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis spotted the potential of these eco-aware creations when Max hit our screens asking for investment.
´Reestore takes everyday waste objects and cheekily turn them into charming yet functional pieces of furniture and accessories,´ says designer, Max, keen to stress that his collection, which now includes dining tables, bins, side tables and lighting, shows that environmental consideration need not compromise the aesthetics and desirability of Reestore’s products. ´We try to avoid traditional eco materials in favour of contemporary finishes, fabrics and above all style.´
We particularly love ´Gordon´, made from rejected barrow pans and chrome bases salvaged from old office chairs; ´Max´ – the bath tub chaise [a contemporary twist on the sofa briefly featured in ´Breakfast at Tiffany´s´] made from a vintage cast iron bath and upholstered fabric of your choice; and of course, ´Deborah´, the desk made from an aluminium aeroplane wing, named as such after the Dragon´s backing in ´The Den´.
For more information on bespoke design services, Max´s ´teaching rubbish´ as he calls it, or to simply place an order, log on to www.reestore.com.