Beautiful Chairs from Salvaged Pianos

Beautiful Chairs from Salvaged Pianos

Trent Johnson
Apr 6, 2010

This lounge style chair is named in honor of 1940s pianist Arthur Tatum, and amazingly enough is constructed from re-purposed ivory piano keys by Designer Andrew Rumpler. The thin, nearly translucent seat is suspended by a thin and elegant framework of recycled piano keys.

The design/build studio Nine Stories Furniture prides itself on experimenting with natural and reused materials. Tatum's Lounge chair is made from 25 keys fastened by 36 hidden mortise and tenon intersections. All parts were found in an abandoned upright piano left on a Brooklyn street. Rumpler's other creations include distressed metal tables from old auto body panels, and reclaimed sheet metal tables made from old roofing.

Via: Inhabitat

(Images: Nine Stories Furniture)

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