Forget grungy: upcycled gets downright gorgeous

Upcycled magazine holder from Swedish Guy DesignCreating art, decor and furniture with upcycled materials is not just a fleeting design fad. It’s a way of living for many artists who want to create items that are sustainable and friendly to our earth. Fortunately, a lot of upcycled pieces are on the forefront of design as well.

Meet Swedish Guy Design. “Swedish Guy” grew up on a farm in Minnesota with his Swedish/
Norwegian family, then became certified
as a Green Builder in San Francisco. What’s really interesting is that the source of material for all of his gorgeous
pieces–from a modern lamp to a magazine rack to an iPhone dock–is French oak wine barrels. Any proud Californian will love
that detail, right?

And wow, I’m just in love with that midcentury-modern serving tray, even if it’s a wee bit costly.

Upcycled table lamp from Swedish Guy Design

                                 Upcycled table lamp from Swedish Guy Design

                                 Upcycled iPhone dock by Swedish Guy Design

If you are a design enthusiast or just someone who appreciates modern
design and re-claimed products, happy shopping. –Kirsten

Find more modern, upcycled products exclusively at Swe

dish Guy Design on Etsy.