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Salvage stool

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Salvage stool explores the blurred lines between trash and treasure.The stool is made from wood reclaimed from discarded shipping pallets. At first glance, the pallets look like rough scraps of waste timber, but closer inspection reveals white and red oak and cherry wood. The wood gains value from its patina, the stamps and brands that reveal its industrial heritage. It is a rare case of upcycling, material that gains an aesthetic value after its initial functional lifespan.

The seat of the stool is inlaid with flecks of gold that contrast with the roughness of the wood and augment the preciousness of the material. Gold is rarely thought of as waste, but like the pallets, the gold in this piece was also bound to be discarded — it was salvaged from the bottom of a Goldschlager bottle.

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