François Royer began making his Stanker line of side tables by transforming recycled oil barrels (see results after the jump) in his Paris basement five years ago. Now based near Montpelier in the south of France, he has started Motxo design, which includes abandoned supermarket shopping cart chairs, pencil holders made from painter's grids and a light table made from a discarded washing machine drum...
Above left is one example of an oil barrel transformation. (If you go to his website, you can roll over the oil barrels for a nice before and after glimpse of each unique piece.)
You can see more of Royer's work here.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from Paris. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com