We were hired by the real-estate agency Casc Antic to design and produce the furniture for one of their apartments. To meet the modern industrial look they asked for, we "transfodesigned" reclaimed wood, discarded lamps and objects and old steel pipes. We combined an old wooden tripod and a theater spot light to create an industrial looking lamp; revamped and old discarded cupboard into a TV table for the living room. For the bedroom we reused old pipes to create a double bed, combined old metal toolboxes with wine crates to create side-tables and re-purposed hanging lamps into reading lamps. The kitchen is 100% recyclable and reusable because it's fully made out of reclaimed construction wood and pallets wood in combination with steel. Even the bathroom is furnished with a custom made sink and mirror from metal sheets making them fully recyclable and reusable. The combination of wood and metal gives this apartment a warm industrial look that sets the mood for a comfortable space to live in. Once again we have contributed towards one more happy customer and a little less trash on the planet.
Transfodesign is a creative organization that follows two main principles in its operation: - create design through transformation (residues, obsolete objects, natural elements, construction debris) and; - transform through design (people, work spaces, lifestyles, conscience, policies, societies, urban settlements). Everyone at Transfodesign is guided by the belief that everything can be given a second life by transformation. To us, design is a problem solving tool. Every person is a designer, every product and problem can be either defined or solved by design approach. Employing the already established Cradle to Cradle and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) concepts, Transfodesign gives life to used goods to bring value designer items to the market. Our goal is to explore these methods and extend further their application. Therefore, we seek for the application of upcycling and creative reuse in architecture, landscape design, urban interventions, industrial design, production etc.