These wonderful wardrobes are a crafty combination of old and new: ornamental pieces of wood antiques rebuilt into postmodern patchwork furniture objects, at once modern and classic. Imagine: cherry, oak, pine, maple and walnut – all mixed together in a single one-of-a-kind armoire than spans generations of style. Some of these unique pieces feature a computer desk or TV space, while others serve the more traditional purpose of bedroom clothing storage.
Moreover, some of the constituent pieces represent works of fine wood craft that would otherwise be lost forever in a scrap heap. Salvaging them as parts of new armoires is not only environmentally sustainable but is also a creative way to preserve pieces of past arts and crafts – from the top cupboard and shelves all the way down to the mismatched legs and feet.
Some have sections of custom carving, others feature useful pieces of mirrors, drawers, cabinets and other elements creatively collaged on the doors and surfaces. Playfully engaging for kids, richly complex for adults and as suited to office as they are bedroom spaces, these wardrobes by RenziVivian are sure to be a hit at the Milan design fair later this month.