26 Sep '11, 4pm

From Nautical to Domestic: Old African Boats Recycled Into Bold Furniture

From Nautical to Domestic: Old African Boats Recycled Into Bold Furniture

is a traditional way of life and sustenance for many people around the world, including the west coast of Africa. The distinctively colourful wooden fishing boats are a visual mainstay along the coast, each one of a kind and linking human livelihood with the sea. However, after many nautical miles on the water, the boats must be retired. Now, one Spanish design company is contracting local African carpenters to craft unique furniture using wood from these old boats, to help sustain long-held traditions by transforming the old into something new.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/artlantique-recyc...

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