Patchwork quilts came about as a way to make larger, functional coverings with scrap fabrics, using pattern and colour to create an artistically coherent effect. Amarillo, Texas based furniture makers Kith&Kin take a similar patchwork aesthetic in designing this striking piece, using recycled wood.
Created using a white lacquered shell, interspersed with a series of drawers and door fronts made with a patchwork of walnut, white oak, mahogany and reclaimed hardwoods, the console also features raw steel pulls made by the designers themselves.
Kith&Kin's penchant for reclaimed woods reappears in other works like this beautiful set of drawers featuring salvaged oak. Look closely at the grain patterning -- it's simple but effective ornamentation.
The same strategy works for this farm-style table and rustic coffee table -- the recycled wood of these pieces give them a distinct character that wouldn't be possible with big-box, mass-made furniture.
Running the gamut from modernist to pastoral, this is furniture that's been skillfully made with great attention to detail and materials; see more of Kith&Kin's work over on their site.