Count spare contemporary in on our ever-growing list of gorgeous modern sustainable furniture. Founded by Elijah Leed, a formally trained glassblower, spare contemporary manages to make sleek, minimal handmade furniture out of rustic reclaimed materials — and it looks good!
From the designer, Elijah Leed:
Each design is critically analyzed for innovation, functionality and integrity. spare contemporary challenges societal perceptions of traditional mass produced furniture. Ecologically conscious, Leed features reclaimed, sustainable wood and recycled metals in his contemporary furnishings and decorative objects.
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1 stack cocktail table, $300/square foot: salvaged walnut slab left over from the logging industry in West Virginia with a hand-cast aluminum base
2 standard end table, $1200: walnut & steel (also available in cherry and custom sizes)
3 macleod mirror, $400:
4 studio bench, $800: cherry & steel (also available in walnut or abrosia maple and custom sizes)
5 stack bench, $1000: abrosia maple & steel (also available in walnut or cherry and custom sizes)
(Images: spare contemporary)