IKEA Designer Creates Modern Furniture Classics from Vintage Lumber


An IKEA creative director transforms discarded lumber from 19th-century buildings into simple & beautiful furniture. The kicker? It’s actually affordable!

Click through to preview highlights from the collection!

Former creative director of IKEA Sweden John-Michael Ekeblad, along with Jonathan Locke and Brian Kane, build all of the pieces in their Made of New York line in their South Bronx Studio. Using discarded Manhattan lumber, they use as few machines as possible to retain the wood’s naturally-worn beauty and charm.

Here’s a preview of their collection, all of which can be purchased online from New York City Snaps:

Basic Armchair ($1,020)

Made of New York Armchair

Dining Table ($1,290)

Made of New York Dining Table

Dining O-Stool / Side Table ($290)

Made of New York Dining O-Stool/Side Table

Bookshelf ($960) & Tall Mirror ($590)

Made of New York Bookshelf & Tall Mirror

View the entire collection on New York City Snaps!

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