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Slow Design: Chairtastic in San Francisco

Slow Design: Chairtastic in San Francisco

San Francisco scavenger and woodworking artist Josh Duthie of Chairtastic rehabs and revitalizes found and reclaimed chairs, thereby preserving both small pieces of architectural history and perfectly usable furniture.

Contact Duthie directly for pricing and purchasing information, or be inspired to salvage a unique chair of your own finding.

For a look at the work of other designers giving new life to reclaimed goods, visit Remodelista’s post, Shopper’s Diary: Retrouvius Reclamation in London.

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6:38AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

Thank you

10:50AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

I like the details. I'm new to woodworking myself and always on the lookout for inspiration. I particularly love the chairs in the main picture, and the chair with the blue paint. I'm very into painted furniture right now!

11:41AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

I love all of the designs shown...look very comfortable.

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2:24AM PST on Feb 1, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:04AM PDT on Oct 6, 2010

San Francisco scavenger rehabs and woodworking artist Josh Duthie and Chairtastic and refreshes found and back with chairs, preserving the history of architecture, as well as small furniture and perfectly usable.

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7:15PM PDT on Oct 2, 2010

Ah...waste not - want not...and along the way come up with something really beautiful.

4:04PM PDT on Oct 2, 2010

Does this count as an article? Who doesn't look at used chairs in second hand stores and fix them up? Pretty sure I have a total of six pieces of furniture that I got new, and my second hand stuff is much sturdier.

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