Inspiration: Katie Thompson's Suitcase Seating

Inspiration: Katie Thompson's Suitcase Seating

Leah Moss
Dec 7, 2009

We're always drawn to creative green designs that incorporate the old with the new, but the imaginative work of Cape Town designer, Katie Thompson, is something special. Her work blends the romantic and nostalgic with the practical and current for a fresh and whimsical vibe.

Katie started her design business, REcreate, earlier this year in Cape Town with the mission of "striv[ing] for the unconventional and unique in every project." In addition to offering interior design services, she's also put out an inventive array of re-imagined home products created from old and discarded items.

We were particularly taken with her seating line. Vintage suitcases make a comfy comeback as whimsical occasional chairs and settees. The cases have been reinforced with an internal steel structure and plush cushions.

To learn more about Katie and her designs, check out REcreate's website.

(Images: REcreate)

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