Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Brothers Dressler: Wasting material is taboo!

Brothers Dressler: Jason and Lars

Their slab cube shelf made from salvaged materials. Wonderful.

"Let's Dance": Table made from reclaimed wood and found shoe lasts. (!!)

Janet's desk made from reclaimed wood from a bowling alley.

Janet's shelf.

I was introduced to the work of the Brothers Dressler last December when my friend Janet showed me the fabulous desk they had built for her out of a former bowling lane! I now wonder what took me so long to discover them - as their work seems to be popping up everywhere these days.
The twin brothers believe passionately that wasting material is taboo (yay!) and have created a thriving business out of repurposing and upcycling salvaged material into useful + beautiful objects. Last week they were featured in an article in Now magazine in which Andrew Sardone referred to them as the reluctant poster boys for the sustainable design movement. Not a bad moniker to be given!