Furniture made from Old Boats
The fishermen from the West coast of Africa decorate their boats with brightly coloured geometric designs.
The team of Artlantique searches for, and buys old, no longer seaworthy boats to transform...
Every piece of Artlantique furniture is unique, as no two boats are ever the same. The “Samba” wood is left untreated.
The raw material is the boat itself. It is also, on one hand the life of the boat and that of it’s former owner and family. The history of a livelihood. And on the other hand, the union of fishing and carpentry in Africa.The wood of the boat doesn’t hide the thousands of nautical miles navigated along the African coast. Therefore the value is not only in the appearance but also in the history of each boat.
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Available in Stores in Barcelona and Paris
All From Boats' furniture is made from reclaimed boat timber, generally hard woods such as ulin (iron), teak and intaran (mahogany). Their source boats are found on the islands of Bali, Java, Lombok, Sulawesi and Kalimantan. All From Boats has made agreements with local fishermen; when a fishing trawler has become too expensive to repair and would ordinarily be burned as cooking fuel, the fisherman sell them, often earning several weeks pay. There is no pressure to sell and at he end of the transaction, everyone is happy. allfromboats.com
Located in Bali, Indonesia. allfromboats.com
The wood is 100% reclaimed, obtained from (40 to 60 year old) sea fishing trawlers. allfromboats.com
From South Africa
Shipwreck Furniture. The metal bits incorporated in some of the designs are all leftovers from the wrecks. shipwreckfurniture.com
Nic Kruger's first shipwreck wood was from the Kunene, which was named after a river which is the border between Namibia and Angola. Nic has just found another wooden shipwreck, the Largo, so there are bound to be many more unique pieces of furniture to come. www.shipwreckfurniture.com
Over in the U.S.
When Davita Nowland started scavenging for derelict wooden boats, she wasn't planning on creatively recycling them into nautical furniture and starting a business; she was looking for a coffee table for her waterfront condo in Marblehead, MA. But the graduate from the University of Rhode Island's College of Resource Development decided to build more than one...
Nauticals of Marblehead,MA is located on the 2nd floor in the Old & Historic District at 128 Washington Street, above the nautical shop "Ship Shape" where several of their coffee tables, bars and chart trays are available for sale. www.nauticalsofmarblehead.com
Shipwreck Painting By John Dahlson of Australia www.johndahlsen.com
Boat Kitchen - not from old wood - but could/should be... alno.de