It can be easy to get caught up in the "name" of a piece of furniture and be sucked into the magnetism that seems to accompany that. Although it feels the only option for restoration is taking it to a professional, we truly love the idea of taking a designer piece and making it your own and functional in the space in which you live, just like Tom Sachs did above.
Tom is a sculptor and artist that has a truly amazing eye and not to mention living space. The Selby has recently released images of his space and although we could tear it apart and show you individual ways he's repurposed or reused items in his space — it all just seems so unique and pieced together in a way that individually it won't do the pieces in his home justice and we feel it's best viewed as a whole.
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As you tour, you'll notice many familiar items, some even high end designer pieces, but all have been reclaimed, repurposed and given their own twist to make them feel like Tom and his home. This Eames chair works perfectly and looks great with simple boards and a thick piece of felt. It could have easily been repaired by a professional for several hundred dollars, but in the end, that treatment wouldn't have fit this home or the person who occupies it and we love it just the way it is. You can see more of Tom's work here.
(Image: The Selby)