ok, first i need to say this was just a little idea i had to use an old trolley that was in the garage!. but the kids really liked it which meant i had to live with it in the house which in turn meant i had to make it slightly presentable! . although this sort of conversion furniture is a world away from what i normally do, it is impossible not to learn something from the process and hopefully integrate it into a ” proper” project. for that reason i´ll put the pics on here…be gentle i know its pretty ugly!!
ok , so the story of this thing! ?. i did the original chair years ago ..it was probably the worst chair design ever made, very heavy, pretty unstable but ergonomically pretty correct. its been knocking around here ever since shouting for an up-grade. So the base was chopped off and the shape shortened.the new base wasn´t intentionally made to make it look like a funeral pyre! , I was actually trying out structural solidity with fine bars. but hey another example of accidental furniture comes to life! ;))
“with this bed i wanted to create something with a humble personality, a close friend who you spend half your life with rather than an attention seeking protagonist always looking to impress.the wood is left as honest as possible without hiding its marks and scars. all construction details are shown clearly. The added text further deepens the sense of comfort and humour of the piece.”
“con esta cama queria crear un objeto con personalidad humilde, como un buen amigo con quien compartir tu vida en vez de un protagonista siempre buscando attencion. la madera esta dejado lo mas honesto possible sin esconder o mascarar sus defectos y todos los detalles de construccion estan claramente enseñados. el texto añadido profundiza el sentido de humor y comodidad de la pieza.
made to measure (150 x 200 mattress size in the photo)
materials pine beams, galvanized sheet and aged steel, acryllic paint and polyurethane varnish
“and the little one said “roll over”
so they all rolled over
and as usual daddy had to go and sleep on the sofa!”
here’s a mash-up of recycled parts, the old 70´s formica surface came from a local brick manufacturer and the legs started life as a design for a staircase up in the mountains. i´m pleased with the sense of support the thin triangulation gives to the faceted surface. i may reskim the surface with steel or stainless, not sure yet.
hope you like it a bit!
We all now how utterly cool the old zeppelins were, probably because of their enormous size and beautiful shape (as well as the knowledge that they were ridiculously dangerous to be in). So I thought it was time to build one. The idea is that it´ll be some sort of feature for above a large dining table and i´ll integrate some small halogens where the motors were for down lights. Not finished yet, needs the gondola and lights plus finishing and varnish. I won´t be putting a skin on it as I love the framework
hope you like it so far 😉
ps its approx 1:100 …2.4m long!
quite pleased with how these are turning out, obviously still needing upholstery and polishing but a definite old school futurist vibe going on…from a time when the future was a bright , fun and exciting place to be! (compare with now!!!)
here’s the pics of the chairs in progress, a swivel version and a fixed leg version…hope you like them 😉