Zoe Murphy Makes the Old NEW

British designer Zoe Murphy is putting a new face on furniture recycling. Treehugger turned me on to Murphy’s innovative approach to reuse and surface design for mid-century furniture. Her work was shown recently at the London Design Festival; she came into the spotlight when the BBC included her in its 2008 New Designer of the Year Awards.

Margate Drawers

Feast your eyes on the extraordinary results when Murphy embellishes wood pieces by screen printing, hand painting and re-veneering with colorful graphic patterns, original drawings and custom images.

Zoe Murphy Chest of Drawers

Windbreaker Table

Educated as a textile designer, Murphy often includes her original printed textiles in her pieces.

Zoe Murphy Chair with Original Fabric

 

Dianas Ribbon Upholstered ChairWhat’s the most creative recycled furniture you’ve seen lately?

So many of you adored our Contributor and Furniture Makeover Expert Diana Durke’s ribbon-upholstered chair. What other ideas inspire you?

 

 

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