All too often furniture still in working order is discarded due to changes in aesthetic trends. The Stockholm based Wis design aims to transform old furniture into new with their “Decades” chest of drawers. They collect/salvage discarded drawers from local flee markets and add value to them by incorporating them into a new frame made from white lacquered mdf. This results in a piece of furniture that features a mix of styles from previous decades (a bit of a furniture timeline).
The “Decades” chest of drawers seems a little more practical than Tejo Remy’s 1991 ‘You Can’t Lay Down Your Memory’ Chest of Drawers. Remy also used old drawers, strapping them together to form the new piece of furniture. The Dutch designer combined forward think reuse principles with a light hearted and humorous aesthetic. Both of these pieces are completely incompatible with mass production because the drawers are found objects. This means two pieces will never be the same: I guess its uncontrolled customization.