Junk Suitcases Transformed To Chairs, Typewriters To Lamps

For those looking for a more eclectic decorating look beyond minimalist lines (or a little DIY inspiration) it’s always gratifying to see ‘junk’ repurposed into unique pieces. And so-called ‘junk market decorating’ ideas abound with South African company REcreate, which offers up surprising selections like suitcase seats, milk bottle and typewriter lamps and other quirky accessories.

REcreate is the brainchild of interior designer Katie Thompson, an avid collector of “all things useless, impractical, broken, colourful and shiny” which are then turned into refreshing furniture with “Dadaist leanings”.

Dadaist is an apt description as Thompson’s various reupholstered seats made from old suitcases, for example, have a certain worldly and fantastic character.

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