Depression Chic: Furniture Inspired by Boarded Up Houses

Here is a look that should do well in America: Stockholm designer Katarina Hall designs "Save"- furniture inspired by abandoned houses and boarded up doors and windows.

She writes:

Save is furniture with inspiration sprung from abandoned and forgotten houses. With their barred and bolted doors and windows, they reveal nothing about the stories and treasures that lure inside.


Katerina Hall via Designboom

Now if she shopped for parts at a Habitat for Humanity or deconstruction store, that would really be something. Here are some references:

Big Steps in Building: Deconstruct, Don't Demolish
Deconstruction and the Rebuilding Center

Or many designers have built from actual scrap:


Trashformaciones Furniture and Instalations

Come Up to My Room

Nine Stories Makes Furniture From Car Panels

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