Used and exhausted office furniture is given a new lease on life with Ryan Frank’s latest design, an elegant eco-furniture range built from the waste wood of old, battered and abused office desks.
‘Strata’, consisting of a chair, stool, coffee table and dining table, has been commissioned by leading Portuguese furniture developer, IMADETrading, who will be distributing it across the UK and the rest of Europe.
The pieces will make their debut at TentLondon, the design event being staged by the duo of Jimmy Macdonald and Ian Rudge being held at the Truman Brewery and also 100% Design at Earl’s Court during the London Design Week in September.
The Strata range is comprised of a mix of different woods layered together. Salvaged materials make up approximately 60-70 per cent of each product’s composition; the remaining material is FSC plywood, required to provide the structural strength. GreenWorks, a charity and social enterprise, which reclaims timber from redundant office furniture collected around the UK, will supply the material and assist in the production process.