Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on October 25, 2008
If you told Ryan Frank that his Strata collection was garbage, he would probably smile proudly and nod.
This native South African has found a use for the battered redundant office furniture that East London apparently has an abundance of. He’s designed Strata, a beautiful set consisting of a chair, dining table, coffee table and stool. In order to create the unique look, Frank laces different woods together, so the collection is 60%-70% salvaged material and the rest is FSC-certified birch ply.
As romantic as it would be, Frank doesn’t go around London picking desks up off of the street. He works closely with a charity and social organization called GreenWorks, who provides the material. Their goal is to show innovative ways that salvage materials can be used.
Frank’s recently been invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace by the master of the household. Maybe he can repurpose the crown jewels into a lamp that will nicely accessorize the Strata…