Brooklyn-based Uhuru Design has taken used Bourbon Barrels – which normally find second lives as planters or fire wood – and up-cycled them into furniture. Now, if taking whatâ€™s essentially been considered trash in the past and re-purposing it into high-end, expensive furniture isnâ€™t the work of a true ninja, I just donâ€™t know what is.
Dubbed The KÃ¼pe line, after the middle Dutch word KUPE – the origin of the word â€œcooper,â€ which is the profession of making staved wooden vessels including barrels – the series currently includes chairs, benches, side table, coffee table, ad mirrors. Not bad.
Via Bourbon Barrel Furniture at AMNP