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Six Upcycled Design Picks

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Upcycled and reclaimed products are losing their stigma as burlap sack and bottle top creations. Slowly but surely, they are infusing the design world with sharp ideas and a feel-good ethos. Here are six of Dwell's favorite upcycled home products on the market now.

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  Recycled Aluminum Stool

Designed by: Space (Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard) for Mater
from Branch

The aluminum in these stools is salvaged from old cars and the seats are topped with black Italian leather. The handsome perches are produced in a carpentry shop in Jaipur, India, as part of a fair-trade program sponsored by Mater.

From $800
    Recycled Aluminum Stool Designed by: Space (Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard) for Mater from Branch The aluminum in these stools is salvaged from old cars and the seats are topped with black Italian leather. The handsome perches are produced in a carpentry shop in Jaipur, India, as part of a fair-trade program sponsored by Mater. From $800
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  Recycled Wine Glasses

by Uncommon Goods

Handmade in Colombia, these pale-green wine glasses fulfill easy entertaining requirements: sturdy, simple, and dishwasher safe.
$28 for set of two
    Recycled Wine Glasses by Uncommon Goods Handmade in Colombia, these pale-green wine glasses fulfill easy entertaining requirements: sturdy, simple, and dishwasher safe. $28 for set of two
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  I Beam Wine Rack

by Hipcycle

This cleverly reclaimed wine rack gives happy hour an industrial edge.
 
$130
    I Beam Wine Rack by Hipcycle This cleverly reclaimed wine rack gives happy hour an industrial edge. $130
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  Muir Platform Bed

Designed by Nicola Chiala

Made by artisans in Los Angeles
from Branch

From buildings to your bedroom, this solid, reclaimed douglas fir bed frame is finished with low-VOC water-based materials and fitted with brushed nickel legs.

From $1,670
    Muir Platform Bed Designed by Nicola Chiala Made by artisans in Los Angeles from Branch From buildings to your bedroom, this solid, reclaimed douglas fir bed frame is finished with low-VOC water-based materials and fitted with brushed nickel legs. From $1,670
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  Reclaimed Cheese Slate Board

by Uncommon Goods

Jump on the cheese board trend in a sustainable way. Handmade in Wisconsin these boards are made from reclaimed chalkboards from an Illinois elementary school. Reclaimed cork feet allow them to be displayed on any surface without risk of scratching or discoloration. 

$28 for a 12"x 10" board
    Reclaimed Cheese Slate Board by Uncommon Goods Jump on the cheese board trend in a sustainable way. Handmade in Wisconsin these boards are made from reclaimed chalkboards from an Illinois elementary school. Reclaimed cork feet allow them to be displayed on any surface without risk of scratching or discoloration. $28 for a 12"x 10" board
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  Sway Stool

Designed by: Daniel Michalik

from Branch


A solid cork "spine" with perforated layers allow the seat to move with the user, which improves posture and increases circulation. This reclaimed cork is waterproof and mold-proof and can be used both indoors and out.
 
From $495
    Sway Stool Designed by: Daniel Michalik from Branch A solid cork "spine" with perforated layers allow the seat to move with the user, which improves posture and increases circulation. This reclaimed cork is waterproof and mold-proof and can be used both indoors and out. From $495

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