How does thisâ€¦
Turn into this?
Ask furniture and product designer, John Denis Oâ€™Leary, who designed the beautiful Vagabond Cabinet above, and this is what he says:
â€œVagabond originated from a series of photographs I took over a 12 month period of â€˜homelessâ€™ furniture thrown out on the streets of Edinburgh. Amazed at the quality of such ‘rubbish’, I began to collect wood and various materials from skips and garbage bins. Vagabond is an attempt to give value back to these materials, once disregarded as worthless junk.â€
Psst: To see other beautiful furniture alchemised from junk, read this NY Times article.