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Recover ': Long live recycled wood furniture!

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In their workshop on the port of Nantes, RU édition invents furniture from old recycled windows. A saga born of a meeting between a designer, a cabinetmaker and an industrialist. Portrait.

UK: two well-known letters of crossword lovers, ru (small stream), letters chosen with humor as a nod to the creation of great rivers by three passionate men who embarked on an original creative adventure. The first is a major player in carpentry wood, aluminum, steel, pvc.

At the head of a family industrial group founded in 1946, Fabrice Millet is a manufacturer of doors and windows engaged. Sensitive to environmental issues, he develops his company by focusing on energy savings and develops an "eco-return" of old windows, thus offering recycling to metal and glass. Olivier Papet knows Fabrice well, the designer has been creating the company's stands for a long time for his exhibitions in the Trade Shows.

Damien Hamon is a cabinetmaker. He particularly appreciates contemporary forms, unique and playful creations. The adventure began the day when the manufacturer presented to the designer a bucket filled with amounts of cut windows ... The pieces of wood, stacked on top of each other in a chaos of colors, offered a very beautiful harmony. "What could we do with it?" the designer asked the manufacturer. "Furniture!" replied Olivier, embarked on the beauty of the colored matter. It remained to find the rare pearl that would be able to put in volume the drawings of the architect.

Damien and Olivier had a mutual friend who made the connection, the agreement was immediate! The adventure could begin ... The young company has one year, two Salons House and Object to his credit, orders in Japan, Italy, the United States and Belgium. In the UK workshop, recycled wood bundles and belts of leather are transformed into a coffee table and stools. The buffets, consoles and semainiers imagined in unique pieces are real jewels of decorative art. The three men have managed their bet, RU the little brook has become a river in the world of contemporary creation. Website: ruedition.com.


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