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33 Amazing Handmade Repurposed Chairs

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33 Amazing Handmade Repurposed Chairs

I’ve been thinking a lot about furniture and interior design lately, as I just moved into my new place in Los Angeles two weeks ago. After careful consideration with my two roommates, we picked out a gorgeous brown sectional couch for our living room (vintage, of course) and it was brought in last week. It looks great, but it’s a little small for our huge space. No problem, though, as that motivated me to go on the hunt for the perfect complimenting chair.

Little did I know that I was about to fall down the rabbit hole of endless upcycled chairs. Pages and pages of gorgeous repurposed chairs by some amazing artists who know a heck of a lot more about upholstery than me. If you’re in the market for your own awesome chair – or if you just love looking at great design – read on to see our gallery of my fun finds! If none of these strike your fancy, know that this is just the surface. You can click on shop names to see the rest of what each designer has to offer, and be sure to strike out on your own Google search, especially if you have something specific in mind!

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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.


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7:17PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

It isn't actually repurposing if they're still being used as chairs. Repurposing would be turning them into benches, shelves - anything but a chair. These are redone/upcycled/transformed (and most are beautiful) but not technically repurposed.

4:10PM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

I like them :)

4:13AM PDT on Oct 10, 2012


9:01AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

There are so many unique things that you can buy used &/or update them to make them "your own".
While alot of people use Ebay, I prefer because it accepts Google Wallet not just paypal , which many people have issues with.

7:25PM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

Great recycling..

6:12PM PDT on Sep 29, 2012


9:34AM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

Not my taste at all. But most of it would certainly brighten up a big cardbord box under a bridge.

7:54PM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

Loved them all but my very favorite one is:

The suitcase chair, I so want it ......

Thanks a bunch for this beauties

11:52AM PDT on Sep 27, 2012


10:01AM PDT on Sep 27, 2012


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