As you read this blog post, take a mental inventory of where you are located. If you are at a desk or table—great—if not—think of your office at home or work. What is your desk made of? What does it look like? Now leave the office (mentally) and picture other practical items in your home, such as tables, benches, stools, chests, frames and the like. Are these items unique or generic? Do they scream with your style?
Ok enough with the questioning. What you have successfully done is visualize much of your home furnishings. You also may have a distinct feeling of pride, indifference or embarrassment. If you feel either of the latter two then this week’s POP may be of specific importance to you.
Alex & Lindsay Remley of Columbus, Ohio have combined their entrepreneurial vision and work ethic to create a wood furnishings business. They operate from their garage today, but in less than a month that will all change.
The Remley’s business is called Re:work Furnishings, and it was established in 2007. It all started with a unique zig-zag patterned dining room table (pictured below). Friends and family began requesting custom pieces, and soon thereafter, word had spread enough that Re:work Furnishings was a full-time business. They have now come to Kickstarter to relocate to an official woodshop and tool up for increased business.
The name of the company is very important, as it is a distinguishing factor of sustainability. Re:work Furnishings upcycles scrap wood and other products to create its custom pieces. Sources could include abandoned structures, home remodel waste, scaffolding, crates, pallets, etc. This lumbar is salvaged from rotting in a landfill or being burned and then converted into unique, hand-crafted furniture with a smart aesthetic appeal.
Offers range from a branded coasters to a massive 14-seater dining room table with benches.
Sustainability is very important for consumers right now, and the trend will assuredly continue. Whether or not the trend continues, it is a business practice that companies should employ. Our earth is a natural resource that should be protected from over reaching demands. Re:work Furnishings is giving a second life to wood products and doing a beautiful job at it.
Check out their campaign page and website and see first-hand the POP that Re:work Furnishings delivers.
Re:work Furnishings' Campaign Page
Re:work Furnishings’ Website