Anne and Philippe Guilbaud are the French masterminds behind Dentelles & Bidons, where they turn old drum barrels into intricate lanterns, tables and barrel chairs.
Recycled furniture projects have a tendency to be a little rough around the edges, but the creations by this pair are nothing but flawless. It might seem like the cylindrical shape of the barrels would limit the kinds of furniture that can be created, but the Guilbauds have invented multiple styles from the same kind of metal drum, including single and two seaters.
Aside from the beautifully transformed furniture, some of the most amazing parts of Dentelles & Bidons' creations are the delicate lace-like carvings that have been integrated into the bodies of the barrels.
Dentelles & Bidons Create Amazing Barrel Chairs from Metal Drums
1. Upcycled Furniture - Creating high-quality furniture pieces by reusing discarded materials such as metal drums, thereby reducing waste and saving on resources.
2. Intricate Carvings - Incorporating delicate lace-like carvings or other intricate designs into furniture pieces to add a unique and personalized touch.
3. Modular Design - Inventing new styles and designs for furniture that can be created using the same basic shape, material or construction technique.
1. Furniture Design - Expanding offerings by exploring upcycled materials and intricate designs that offer a sustainable and unique alternative to traditional furniture design.
2. Home Decor - Taking inspiration from upcycled barrel chairs by creating bespoke home decor pieces that incorporate sustainable materials and intricate designs.
3. Eco-friendly Manufacturing - Fostering eco-friendly manufacturing practices by exploring upcycling techniques to transform discarded materials into high-quality products.