Scrap wood has a myriad of re-uses, from tiling to toys to furniture. This smart collection from Parisian design company Kann Design caught our eye: using the bold patterns and angular geometry provided by scrap wood, the designers were able to create minimalist forms that still pack a stylish punch.
Aesthetically inspired by mid-century furniture and designed by Nicola Santini and Pier Paolo Taddei of Italy's Avatar Architettura for Kann Design, the pieces consist of a percentage of recycled wood along with MDF elements.
This gorgeous "R40" sideboard for example (40 being the percentage of recycled content), utilizes the varied colouring of the wood and pairs it with MDF side accents. The top surface is ridged, allowing you to play with how objects might be displayed using sliding blocks.
The patterned front face hides drawers and a cabinet for storage.
The "R70" desk follows the same principles: bracketing salvaged wood with the clean look of MDF as the structural element, plus some cool sliding drawers to stash files.
Quite an elegant collection pairing recycled materials with the right touches. More images and prices on the Kann Design website.