We're always excited to get our copy of Diner Journal. We expect lots of yummy recipes from the folks who run Brooklyn restaurants, Marlow & Sons, Diner and Bonita, but we hadn't anticipated finding an interesting sustainable designer in its pages...
Andrew Rumpler runs Nine Stories Furniture Co., a small design studio in the Brooklyn Navy yard. In Diner Journal, Andrew writes about his initial experiences using reclaimed automotive sheet metal, which he turns into furniture — the Elsie Series. (Yesterday, we featured another furniture designer who also uses automotive sheet metal.) The Elsie Series, are made from 70 to 80 percent reclaimed automotive sheet metal and start at $1870.
On the Nine Stories Furniture site there is a great video that illustrates Andrew's process. The studio is open by appointment only, but this weekend, on Saturday, October 4, he's participating in the Brooklyn Navy Yard Arts — Open Studios, so you can check out some of his designs in person.
In addition to the furniture, Andrew also makes architectural models and has worked on everything from kitchen counters to a commercial storefronts. His focus is on maintaining a high quality of craftsmanship with unique materials.
And those materials used at Nine Stories Furniture are pretty amazing and perfectly appropriate for color month.... here's a few of our favorites: