29 Feb '12, 7pm

Rugged, One-Of-a-Kind Furniture is "Made Worldwide & Recycled In Brooklyn"

Rugged, One-Of-a-Kind Furniture is "Made Worldwide & Recycled In Brooklyn"

Making beautiful and functional things out of discarded materials is not second nature to a lot of people; it can take a bit of practice, skill and creativity. But it was the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that prompted Brooklyn-based designer Matt Loftice to begin his recycled furniture company, Recycled Brooklyn , when he read an article on a man salvaging all that he could in order to rebuild from scratch. © Recycled Brooklyn As Loftice says on Crafting a Green World , the idea stirred something of a sustainable eureka moment in him: Doors, windows, lumber… he was he was grabbing stuff that looked like garbage and making piles near his property, determined to start over using little more than his hands and hard work. To me, an old door was just an old door – the kind of thing you’d see, step over and just keep going. Stopping to look at it, however, it occurred to me th...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/eco-friendly-furniture/recycled...

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