01 Jun '15, 1pm
The Urbanite rescues oil barrels from landfills to create upcycled modern furniture
To create their line of coffee tables, dining chairs and rockers, The Urbanite designers cut, weld and rivet oil barrels completely by hand. Each one of the barrels truly tells a story, and sends a message. They maintain a gritty facade straight from their previous lives, which the designers hope will raise awareness around repurposing and recycling. The furniture is lacquered and powder coated to protect it from long-term rust, which means they can be used either indoors or out.