We've recently seen a trend in sustainable furniture design with scraps and offcuts that would otherwise be discarded being used as the primary material used to construct furniture. Results have seemed to vary, but these Offcut Bar Stools are a prime example of how successful this trend can be. Using reclaimed wood, these stools were designed as part of Australia's State of Design festival.
Designed by Edwards Moore Architects in Melbourne, the Offcut Bar Stools are made from bundling wood offcuts together. The tops are sanded level and finished with wood putty, linseed oil, & a wax sealant. We love how the inclusion of some painted and stenciled remnants add even more character to each stool.
The stools were shown at Raising the Bar as part of the State of Design festival. The show challenged 10 architects to use recycled materials to design components for a working licensed bar. All the materials for the show had to be either hard rubbish finds, found objects or the reused existing materials.