barn me please tells story of a prior life in rugged pieces barn me please tells story of a prior life in rugged pieces
sep 12, 2015

barn me please tells story of a prior life in rugged pieces

barn me please tells story of a prior life in rugged pieces
all images courtesy of atelier by the north




montreal-based design studio atelier by the north specializes in raw wood and metal construction. their process incorporates old-fashioned bare hand workmanship while employing materials from their family owned lands. the focus on localism results in intimate pieces which achieve an emotive aspect characteristic of the region of their assembly. for the ‘barn me please’ series the designers repurposed wood from a barn that had outlived its functional life. the rugged exteriors tell the story of their prior life and their rebirth as works of furniture.

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the bench features laser cut steel legs and a notch from its barn days

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the stool balances minimalist legs with the bulky worn wood

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detail shot of the bench stool reveals the coarse character of the pieces


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a profile vew of the bench displays the precision of the laser cut steel supports

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small floating leg stools assume a variety of configuarations due to the variable character of the wood



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