overtt upcycles crane tops, insulators + military fabrics to create furniture
 
overtt upcycles crane tops, insulators + military fabrics to create furniture
jan 21, 2016

overtt upcycles crane tops, insulators + military fabrics to create furniture

overtt upcycles crane tops, insulators + military fabrics to create furniture
(above) this table joins the sleepers on the train tracks with the of end a crane arm
all images courtesy of orvett

 

 

 

orvett is a renowned retail enterprise that for over twenty years has been supporting minor and major brands, architects, and designers in shaping their spaces, by offering full service, from design to the making of furniture, and set-up. their work includes creative and exclusive, non-conventional furniture and settings, just as unique as the brand’s values. contamination is their distinguishing feature, mixing styles, materials, objects, and elements of different origins and sectors, using traditional techniques as well as experimenting with innovative approaches.

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we imagined a train that would ride up so high to organize a dinner among the stars

 

 

 

with their ‘industrial design stories’, orvett’s desire is to give a new form to objects, enhancing their story. they don’t set any limit, in order to reach out even the most daring options. following this order of ideas, a crane top becomes a crane table, insulators are transformed into chandeliers, military fabric from tents metamorphose into sofas, and 20.000-volt transformers mutate into tables.

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the top of the crane is the part of its structure closest to heaven

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tools created to divert the flow of electricity are now back as diffusers that receive it and light up as it passes through 

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they have been progressively replaced by more current systems

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conceived to be installed on top of high-voltage pylons in order to accommodate the electric wires and insulate

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hemp fabric woven by hand taken from old field tents and army camp beds found in abandoned barracks

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designed to withstand cold and inclement weather, with the passing of time and the wear

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it is now used to upholster comfortable sofas or to make unusual curtains

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this conference table is perhaps a way to reward it with a golden age to rest and flaunt its shapes

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only a diabolical and infernal machine like this one could succeed, inexorably and continuously for a lifetime 

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converting electricity from high to low voltage, from 20.000 to 380 volt

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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