Look: Furniture from Repurposed Industrial Materials!

Look: Furniture from Repurposed Industrial Materials!

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Adrienne Breaux
Aug 6, 2009

Who doesn't love good-looking, modern, repurposed furniture? We've found a local Austin designer who's recently started his own furniture line, and it's safe to say his first stab at furniture making is a gorgeous success…

With a background in architecture, design and metalworking, it's natural that local designer Derek Mizner would find himself making furniture. Focusing on local manufacturing ideas along with repurposing industrial materials, Mizner started his own furniture line a few months ago. The line of desks, chairs, coat racks and tables are pieces that he says are designed to be "subtle elements meant to sit within the environment they occupy".

We're in love with his coat racks, which are made out of re-purposed rebar and powder-coated vibrant colors. Simple, modern and eco-friendly, they would provide an awesome pop of color in an entryway or corner of a space. Thin enough to fit in even the smallest of apartments, they'd provide much-needed storage for purses, coats, hats, dog leashes and more. We're also quite impressed by the quality of his work: though he uses industrial materials his execution is exquisite and the pieces are put together elegantly. He even takes custom orders and his work is priced reasonably for a locally, handmade item (coat racks retail at about $399). You can currently see his work in person at the local Austin stores Aviary Décor and IF+D.

What do you think about these furniture pieces? Could you see one of these coat racks in your own space? Let us know!

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