Not Just A Skateboard.....Eco-Furniture That Looks Good

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Mortgage and Lending with GSW Consulting Group

I am always impressed with people who see the world just a little bit differently than the masses. Those people that have an overactive imagination and are not afraid to use it. These are the people that give us the most useful and innovative resources, making our lives just a bit more interesting.

I recently saw an article that caught my eye; Eco-Furniture that Started Out As Skateboards, Bikes and Cars from lemondrop.com.

The green/recycle/earth friendly movement is important and companies that are leading the way are worth checking out. The companies Lemondrop.com highlight's in the post are impressive so I have listed them, but of the three one stood out for me and was worth a post of its own.

The Three Eco-Furniture Co's:

Bike Furniture Design studio re-purposes bicycles into tables, chairs and mirrors.

Steven Shaver turns automobiles into coffee tables, car couches, clocks and more.

Skate Study House
uses skateboards for contemporary home decor.

The Stand Out Company:

Skate Study House

The two guys behind this company are PIERRE ANDRE SENIZERGUES (PAS), founder and CEO of Sole Technology, parent company of etnies, etnies Girl, etnies Plus, éS, Emerica, Altamont Apparel and ThirtyTwo and GIL LE BON DE LAPOINTE, a designer for over 20 years in the action sports industry in visual marketing and merchandising. Both of these gents are long time skateboarders, which shows in their work.

From the web site:

SKATE STUDY HOUSE (SSH) is an innovative design concept specializing in recreating popular furniture through the vision of a skateboarder. The movement of a skateboarder constantly changes -- it recreates itself by transcending boundaries and inventing ways to conquer obstacles. It’s constantly about anticipation and adaptation to one’s environment. The same is true for living design. The combination of the two produces a mixture of contemporary lifestyle, art and action sports culture, which is all found in this unique collection.

The Product:

What is so impressive about this company and their product's is that they are not only recycling and creating useful items, but the furniture looks good. These are pieces that you could place in a commercial or residential location. The items have personality and a high-end look. On top of that these guys seem to be having fun, they enjoy their work and it shows in the furniture they create.

Finally, this company is just one more example of how a person can take what they love and turn into a business. So the next time you find yourself thinking wouldn't it be nice to wake up in the morning excited about going to work, stop thinking it and just do it. Take your passion and turn it into your career, it doesn't mean you have to start your own business-though you can, it could mean just finding a company that ignites your passion.

So tell me what you think...could you see this furniture in your home or office??

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Suzanne Champion
N.J. Realty - Westerville Ohio - Columbus, OH

Well, they have adapted the skateboard construction to classic designs from Mid-Century Modern furniture makers like Charles and Ray Eames, Mies van der Rohe, Herman Miller and Isamu Noguchi.  So, they have combined their construction with design that has already been designed.  And it works nicely!

Sep 28, 2008 12:57 AM #1
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Scott Mazza
Stewart Title of California - Ventura, CA

Thats very cool Bridget. You should join the " out of the box" group. There are alot of cool ideas and people in there. Have a great day.

Sep 28, 2008 03:31 AM #2
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Bridget Ayers
GSW Consulting Group - Carlsbad, CA

Suzanne - It does work doesn't it, I love the concept of taking old creations and making something new out of them but sometimes the result is just too retro to be enjoyed by the masses. This furniture (and there is more on their site) has a modern sophistication to it that I am sure many people would enjoy.

Scott - Thank you and I will definitely check out "out of the box", sounds perfect for me I am not sure why I haven't up to this point. :-)

Sep 28, 2008 04:02 AM #3
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Jack

That's a sweet piece of furniture!  A whole new purpose for skateboards! Lol....I also saw some amazing <a href="http://www.eco-furniture.com/bedroom-furniture.php">bedroom furniture online</a> that are also Eco-friendly and highly fashionable as well!

Oct 29, 2008 07:33 AM #4
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jack

i meant bedroom furniture online...sorry

Oct 29, 2008 07:34 AM #5
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