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. http://www.roseholdaway.com Rose H I am in love with this piece. It is so beautiful. The red painted baton makes me smile. http://www.creativeartfurniture.com Stephen I have reclaimed and re-purposed countless items over the past 38 years of business, old workbenches being a particular favorite. Many were found in old cellars and outbuildings as castaways, destined to rot into the earth. I have yet to cut a sink hole into one; however, I think this is a wonderful piece! Pingback: Türtisch – Schreibtür – Esstür | Ruempelstilzchens Blog() Pingback: The Design Ark - Design and Lifestyle Blog() Pingback: Reclaimed wood furniture by manoteca() Pingback: Repurpoused Furniture Collection by Stephen Kenn | GBlog() http://www.nathanscustomwoodworking.com Nathan Very nice and creative! I love working on projects like these. Nice work! Chris Wow, what’s it like up there on your pedestal Emile? Going to waste in a rich man’s kitchen – give it a rest. You would exploit a wealthy customer with a shagged old work bench if you could. This is a nice piece of design with loads of character and more importantly a history. Its not sad to see at all. Andrew lol so true, love the fact they have left all the holes and scratches in it Émile Nice table, but really sad to see a nice workbench go to waste in a rich man’s kitchen.