‘new & improved’ by chromoly, 2010 (cast bronze & wood) photo by: shanghoon jeong

‘new & improved’ is the latest project by the canadian design studio chromoly. the series features old and broken wood furniture repaired using bronze. ‘what were once the weakest parts of the furniture have become the most permanent and precious.’ the series replicates the broken or missing pieces in bronze, creating a hybrid of materials. a chair, side table and coat rack are among the pieces in the collection, each with a glossy bronze element contrasting with the dark wood. in each piece the two materials sit side by side, joined together seamlessly. the designers jonathan sabine and adam pickard, ask the question, ‘if you’re going to change something, why not make it better?’

http://www.chromoly.ca

chromoly: new & improved ‘new & improved’ by chromoly, 2010 (cast bronze & wood) photo by: shanghoon jeong

chromoly: new & improved ‘new & improved’ by chromoly, 2010 (cast bronze & wood) photo by: shanghoon jeong

chromoly: new & improved ‘new & improved’ by chromoly, 2010 (cast bronze & wood) photo by: shanghoon jeong

chromoly: new & improved ‘new & improved’ by chromoly, 2010 (cast bronze & wood) photo by: shanghoon jeong

chromoly: new & improved ‘new & improved’ by chromoly, 2010 (cast bronze & wood) photo by: shanghoon jeong

chromoly: new & improved ‘new & improved’ by chromoly, 2010 (cast bronze & wood) photo by: shanghoon jeong