Monday, 14 March 2011

Indie Furniture

Last week was a sad week. It was the week that my trusty Ikea LERBERG shelves finally gave up on me. Therefore it was with deep regret, and a guilty excitement, that I started looking for new ones. And look what I found- Indie Furniture!
Indie Furniture are a Swiss company who manufacture shelving clamps which you use to build your own bespoke storage solution. The idea is that you 'design' the size of shelf you want via their 'configurator' on their website, buy the joining clamps, then visit a local joiner/carpenter/scrapyard for the materials you want and voilà- your very own personal shelf! The man behind the company, designer Nicola Enrico Stäubli, professes that this is an environmentally friendly way to build and design furniture, as well as providing local craftsmen business- a great idea that I fully support. But are they pretty I hear you ask? Well take a look...
That's a 'yes' then.
The great thing about this company is that the end look of the storage unit is completely up to you. You can choose which materials you want it to be made of (though they do strongly recommend wood), which colour you'd like it to be and the size of it. You can also alter it if your tastes change over time. The overall look and feel of the product is quite industrial (remember my trends for the season post?) which is fantastic, but that can dramatically be altered through colour and material, see the salmon pink one above.
An innovative, eco-friendly company focused on local craftsmanship...hats off to you Indie Furniture.

{Images: Indie Furniture}

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