The designers at Italian style team Manoteca take their operate significantly, with a side of whimsy. Their ultimate goal is to reuse and revamp resources, producing outdated or discarded things into new and beautiful objects.
Far more than anything, the feeling behind their tasks is to hold the materials alive and let them keep valuable for longer than anyone could have predicted. Wood, metal, suitcases, and other treasures more than a century old are revamped into shapes and functions that most of us would never ever have dreamed of. Old tricycles turn into roving libraries, total with small plug-in lamps and neat slots for books.
Cautiously and lovingly restored suitcases turn into the removable leading of a puzzle-like table. A dining table opens up to turn out to be a work table for an artist, complete with storage pockets for supplies. The wondrous surprises produced by Manoteca must be a lesson to designers (and DIY enthusiasts) everywhere: reused resources, handled effectively, show even a lot more character and originality than the most present day of components.