30 Jul '11, 3pm

Designer Turns Moving Day Discards Into Charming Furniture

Designer Turns Moving Day Discards Into Charming Furniture Photos: Marjolaine Poulin Like America's Independence Day, Canada's day commemorating its inception as a nation falls on July 1st every year. But in the province of Quebec, July 1st is also known as La Fête du déménagement -- or "Moving Day ." Chaos reigns as it's the day when many rental leases expire and almost a quarter million people move en masse. It's also a field day for free stuff, due to the fact that not all belongings make it to the next destination and one can find often orphaned pieces of furniture abandoned on the curb. Seeing an opportunity, Montréal designer Marjolaine Poulin of M Design rescues and recycles these unwanted furniture pieces into skillfully re-crafted works, bearing distinct local monikers like "Kazabazua" and "Chibougameau." View the entire comment thread.

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