Recycled Car Part Furniture


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Designer Rene Olivier.

Our friends over at PassSmart inspired us to take a look at those who are creatively repurposing junk into beautiful, one-of-a-kind furnishings for the home. But they’re not just using any old junk. Here are some of the coolest designers who give recycled car parts new life.

The Weldhouse. This company spends quite a bit of time scouring junk from 1950s-1980s cars and trucks with metal surfaces weathered and worn to a beautiful mixture of solid color and patina. They then repurpose their findings into gorgeous, eco-friendly furniture as you can see below.


Rene Olivier. This designer transforms recycled auto tires into fabulous chairs. Olivier was named ‘student furniture designer of the year’ at the Mixology Awards and designed the pieces for her master’s qualification as part of a project investigating movement and response.

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Ronen Tinman. Designer Ronen Wasserman creates high-end furniture from old cars. “The way I see it, every scar, every deformation, only adds to the worldliness and wisdom that I try to infuse into each piece of furniture – the final product,” said Ronen.


Ting Home. Inghua Ting masterfully designs and produces luxury products from reclaimed materials. Our faves: Vintage seat belt flooring and wall paneling.


Matt Johnson Designs via Etsy. This side/end table is made with salvaged architectural elements, Walnut table leaves, Spanish cedar, Ford pistons, and GM differential gears.

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This post was sponsored by PassSmart.com.

Lindsay has spent her career at the intersection of media and social change. In her role at Eco-Chick, Lindsay has established partnerships and campaigns with some of the world’s most-recognized companies committed to sustainability and CSR. She co-created the popular interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay is the Marketing and Sustainability Manager at Health-Ade Kombucha and previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia. There she directed corporate advertising dollars to the nation’s most effective non-profits tackling urgent social issues in local communities and was awarded CBS Corporation’s prestigious Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine, EarthHour.org, Eco-Age.com, and for environmentalists Laura Turner Seydel and Susan Rockefeller. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.