Faking Furniture Details

Not every piece of furniture you find on the street or in a thrift store comes with all the bells and whistles, and sometimes the thing you need to take it from regular to noteworthy is a small tweak. Often we switch out knobs, or add a coat of paint, but last week we ran across another great example of faking furniture details:

At the Wallter booth at Dwell on Design (which Maxwell has already spotlighted--and yes that's him in image three shooting the booth) they had this great desk in the corner. It seemed like a stylish afterthought and we all oohed and aahed over the cool details on the front. Well weren't they crafty. The details were actually their own product, reinterpreted. The pieces used to create their cool mobiles had been reimagined into faked details on a desk they had found on the street.

Of course you can use their mobile pieces to make your own, or you can DIY something. But it's a great reminder that a little change makes a big difference and we love simple solutions for making found furniture more awesome.

(Images: Laure Joliet)