Simply put, it’s good for our environment. Imagine throwing away people when they’ve outlived their stylishness. Of course this is an inconceivable notion yet this is something that is done with our furniture on a regular basis,
At Omforme, we have seen the enormous impact that our “throw away” society has in regards to furnishings consumption: overstuffed landfills that can no loger take items are now using incinerators to dispose of furniture. The sheer volume of items being discarded daily beggars belief with many of these pieces in great condition, and with a little ingenuity, can be stunning once again.
Manufacturers have been conditioning all of us for well over a century that new items are simply better. Instinctively we know this isn’t exactly the case; especially when so called “newer” items are made with far more inferior materials than their older counterparts.
To add to this insult, large furniture manufactures are now enjoying the fruits of their campaigns to sell ”re-issues” of a classic items of furniture onto the public – never mind that these items already exist and have done so for decades. This alone begs the plea:…it’s time for a major paradigm shift in our thinking of consumer goods.
At Omforme, we believe transforming furniture not only breaths new life into a piece, it also gives items a resurged value in both the literal and figurative sense. The benefits, when added up, can be significant; Older furniture is usually made better and will stay durable longer. The environment benefits as forests and other natural materials are not consumed in the creation of new pieces, landfills get reduced and our own personal carbon footprints in selecting to purchase renewed items for our homes becomes smaller.
Yet we do more than just paint a dresser and call it day; see how the artisans at Omforme use creative forces to take an existing piece of furniture and completely give it new life,…
Our Recipe For Transformation
The collaborative process begins with a single item of furniture and a team of people made up of artisans, designers and clients. Together we pursue open ended ideas, a “think tank” of sorts, to conceive of several concepts to transform any given piece. From here, our broad range of knowledge, skill and resources come into play to bring these conceptual ideas into reality. Sure, we could paint a dresser and then it becomes a painted dresser that most of us have seen before. Out of the box thinking is our specialty at Omforme and going further to truly make an item into a functional work of art is the ultimate goal. When you receive a piece from us, it is a guarantee that you will never find another item like it anywhere.