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Investment pieces to enliven a room or patio

By Heather Wagner

Recycled Chairs Chairtastic
Jen Garrido and Josh Duthie of Chairtastic, a Bay Area design team, reclaim abandoned chairs and transform them into DIY pieces that stand on their own. They source from flea markets, thrift stores, and Craigslist but rescue most of their inventory from sidewalks on big-trash day. Midcentury finds are stripped and treated to a slick paint job at an auto body shop. And the chairs’ unexpected union of traditional forms and glossy racing paint—in bold kelly green and eye-popping Porsche yellow—creates futuristic contours that defy design clichés.
starting at $250, chairtastic.com

Graphic Armoire Iannone Design
Break free of Ikea’s steely grip with Iannone Design’s visually stunning, handcrafted collection. Pieces are constructed from kirei board (made with recycled sorghum stalks and a non-formaldehyde binder), cork, and Forest Stewardship Council–certified birch plywood. The Graphic Armoire flaunts a bold pattern made of glossy white laminate, attached with a double-sided tape commonly used on snowboards that is less toxic than contact glue. The result is a provocative mix of sharp, modern graphics and fluid forms.
$3,995, iannonedesign.com                    

Flame Coffee Table King’s Road Home

King’s Road Home is a rustic respite in New York’s design-addled Soho district, specializing in found and custom furniture, art, and accessories. This summer they will unveil an interactive in-store space where crafty clients can participate in the design process. We dig the Flame Coffee Table, made from reclaimed suar wood. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, its warmth and somber beauty will elevate any organic cocktail hour.
starting at $3,000, kingsroadhome.com                 

—Heather Wagner

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