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Photos from AltBuild 2011

Thanks to everyone that stopped by to chat and see our work.¬† For those of you who couldn’t make it check out this¬† Flickr page of photos from our booth.


Urban Logs to Flying Furniture

Okay, the furniture will not actually fly. It will all live at the Wing House, in Malibu, an amazing architectural creation by architect, David Hertz and his recycling savey client. The project already re-uses a decommissioned 747 airplane and much of the unique structures left of Tony Duquette’s estate that weren’t destroyed by fire. There are other ambitious projects as well, using other fire salvage items in the decor and landscape.

We were brought in to salvage some gorgeous urban lumber for a number of furniture pieces throughout the property, indoor and outdoor.

First, we brought in Brent Cashion, from Urban Logs to Lumber.

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Now our furniture and cabinet shop is full of some amazing lumber. All salvaged from the property or other developed land. I’ll keep posting as things progress. This is my favorite sort of project.

BoxCo’s Altbuild Debut Photos

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Panel Discussion : reduxiture at New Puppy

On October 11, 2009, we participated in a panel discussion, as part of the reduxiture show at New Puppy Gallery in Los Angeles, with four members of our newly formed a group of professional Los Angeles based furniture makers committed to environmentally conscious design and production, LA Box Collective. The first public appearance, we discussed our philosophies for building sustainable furniture.

The hour and a half long discussion was moderated by Harold Greene, president of The Woodworker’s Guild of Southern California, himself a furniture maker with 30 years of experience. The panel of William Stranger, Leigh Spencer, Topher Paterno and Sam Moyer discussed the cycle of consuming disposible furniture, salvage wood sources and FSC certification.