Jenny Einhorn | Week 2
I appreciate the idea of recycling and reusing material in an unexpected way. It adds character to building as well as being a conversational piece. Wine barrels are a fun example of this. On the inside of the barrel, the wood has a beautiful stain form the wine, and has an elegant curving property that can lend itself to many new uses. The example I chose is a handcrafted chair by furniture designer, Whit McLeod. His company, Whit McLeod Furniture, designs all of its pieces out of reclaimed materials.
“ I try to preserve the wood’s second life as a barrel, and its first life as a tree.” –McLeod
I like this quote because it not only acknowledges environmental preservation but also character preservation, similar to the idea of the brick, dictating its use based on its character.