Scaffolding furniture; the rise of industrial style furniture
Scaffolding Furniture – It seems that nowadays people are looking for different trends in furniture; utilising different material types to create statement pieces for home furniture. One of the growing trends in the UK right now is industrial-style pieces that use a combination of metal, wood and rustic finishes to design contemporary furniture. A great example of this is scaffolding furniture, which is becoming increasingly popular in interior design and is being seen in cool shops and bars throughout the country.
While you may not typically associate scaffolding with furniture design, as it’s primary use is in construction – often seen outside buildings while work is being carried out – it can in fact make very stylish and innovative furniture pieces that can be used throughout your home.
Recycling with style
One aspect of scaffolding furniture that many of our clients like is that almost all of the materials used are recycled. When it comes to scaffolding, almost nothing is wasted as providing the parts are in good condition they can be reused in numerous different ways.
At Wings, we use the metal scaffolding pipes but we also re-purpose the scaffolding boards. They are full of character after their previous use on building sites, this means no two boards are the same! You just have to look at funky pieces like the Scaffolding Board TV Unit, to see how these practical pieces of construction equipment can be given a new lease of life. However, the metal pipes, which come in a range of sizes, can also be put to good use to make solid structures for various types of furniture, from bookshelves to tables, chairs and benches.
This gives scaffolding furniture great versatility for furniture design. Many of our pieces are a combination of different materials from scaffolding constructions, as well as different solid woods that create unique, practical and fashionable pieces. For example, re-purposing the metal scaffolding pipes makes for excellent table and chair legs, book shelf structures, pretty much anything!
Scaffolding furniture can be used inside or outside your home, whether you want unusual garden furniture for chic al fresco dining, sleek wooden shelving units in your lounge or a sturdy desk for your office or studio.
In turn, with bespoke scaffolding furniture, you not only get a cool looking piece of furniture with a unique story, but also furniture that’s durable, robust and built to last. This is probably why it’s becoming more and more popular in home interior design.
Here at Wings we use a Festool Domino jointing machine to ensure all our scaffolding board joints are seamless and flat, this ensures you don’t get any wobbly bumpy surfaces.
Our scaffolding furniture is produced with the same care, attention to detail and craftsmanship as our fine furniture, with perfect joints and finishes every time.
We offer a wide range of innovative designs for scaffolding furniture that will hopefully inspire you to bring the scaffolding in out of the cold.