ISSUE 16  |  Going Green

The Derelict Furniture Co. of Estonia

April 24, 2014 6:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Tonis Kalve and Ahti Grunberg, graduates of the Estonian Academy of Arts, source their wood from “an old camper’s house in the deep Baltic forests or from the decaying 1920s Tallinn Hippodrome.” The result?  “Each piece has a story to tell,” as they say. 

Above: The Big Mama Table has adjustable painted metallic legs (available in a range of colors). The Shut Up Chair features a niche for storing books and a painted stripe. Contact Derelict Furniture for pricing and ordering info.

Above: A Big Mama Table and Shut Up Chair with white accents.

Above: A Big Mama Table anchors an Estonian dining room.

Have look at our Furniture posts for more designs by resourceful makers, including Sawkille Co’s Color-Stained FurnitureChristopher Berry’s Lamps Made from Pallet Wood, and Studiomama’s Pallet Chair. On Gardenista, see DIY: Garden Pallet as Instant Tool Shed.