South African company REcreate specializes in taking old luggage, milk bottles, typewriters and other back-of-the-basement items into unique pieces of furniture.

Designer Katie Thompson is the brains behind RECreate. Even though she is not the first person to take a crack at the art of recycling, Katie Thompson definitely has a knack for turning so-called "junk" into household gems. Check out the featured gallery to see these interesting pieces for yourselves.

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