Vintage Art Furniture From Reclectic
Upcycling experts Reclectic salvage vintage furniture and use modern techniques to turn old pieces into artworks. The process involves taking a historic artwork or pattern, breaking it up into thousands of pixelated squares, and then hand-spraying the design onto furniture for a bespoke product. As Reclectic put it, their concept is “a dash of rocket science combined with good old fashioned handcraft.”
For their new Heritage Collection, Reclectic were inspired by the classic style of English textile designer William Morris. The hero piece of the collection, an upcycled vintage workbench, was paired with Morris’ iconic ‘Lodden Furnishing Fabric’. Hailing from the late 19th century, the industrial-style workbench only slightly outdates the pattern, which was designed by William Morris in 1883. We love the contrast between the soft and feminine floral pattern and the sturdy frame of the industrial bench, which retains its original iron vice and worn surface.
Vintage Work Bench, £1,890, Reclectic
We also spotted this 1940s wooden toolbox, which features an original leather handle and internal storage drawers. Once again, Reclectic have transformed the vintage piece using the Lodden furnishing fabric design for the exterior. But this time the piece has been hand-sprayed in copper for a striking statement against the dark wood. We think the re-imagined toolbox would look beautiful as a coffee table.
1940s Wooden Toolbox, £225, Reclectic
What do you think of this upcycled vintage art furniture? There are some lovely other pieces on the Reclectic website. And if you’re looking for further upcycling inspiration, come and join us on Pinterest!
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