I stumbled upon Precious.no a few days ago and became speechless. I felt like taking a Tom Cruise on Oprah. I phoned Katherine Schweder, the very sympathic and geniously creative mind of the furniture company... and ohh, did we have a lot in common...and much to talk about. I have made arrangements to very soon come visit her in the faboulous vintage shop 13.tretten, situated in Tønsberg, Norway, which she runs together with 2 other girls.
After visiting, I will present both Katherine and the shop 13tretten - more closely here on the blog.
But today, take a look at the stunning furns she "invents". Broken, abandoned items, pieces of furns, left and abandoned to end their days, are reborn and transformed into eclectic, bright and colorful painted items, with new seating, often combined with retro vintage wallpaper- one of a kind items. Some items which get to serve a whole new purpose than the original: New-Life Reuse. Mixing retro styles from the 40's - 70's. Furniture with a twist that cries out: "Hello! Look at me!" and brings smiles on their new owners faces. All her items have very original, witty names followed by an amusing and brilliantly written text.
I have come up with my own expression for her unique, innovative style: Retro Melt Fusion. Pieces of different kind of furniture from different era's of style periods "melt and fuse" together into a new and original expression. I strongly recommend you to take a look at her other items, all made with love, creativeness and geniality. Have a look at more here. Enjoy!!!
NB. I want to point out that the majority of these furniture have been so damaged, broken, and in pieces so that it was no chance to restore them back to their original form. Being a retro teak furniture collector, it was of course one of my questions that I already have discussed with Katherine.
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