Our friend Elisa from Manoteca just sent in some pictures of her amazing work. Manoteca is a design studio located in Bologna (Italy) focusing on reclaimed furniture design. The first piece  is called outdoor, it’s a  table built starting from an old exterior door. It can be used as a table for 8 or it can be opened and used as desk/work station. The second piece called Olmo (italian for elm) is a kitchen sink made of an old carpenter’s bench but this isn’t all, there is a lot more to see at manoteca’s site.

I really like the idea that in every object is held somebody’s life. I hope that who is going to possess an object will think about that and take good care of it. Manoteca is a little house in a park, a lab where old and abandoned things are hosted among with recycled materials, reinvented and reassembled. They all are one-offs, handmade and treated with natural paints.


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