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david stark for west elm

last week west elm celebrated the opening of its newest manhattan shop by hosting a fantastic silent auction of one-of-a-kind furniture and objects created by david stark using recycled west elm packing materials. all of the proceeds went to the cooper hewitt and at the end of the night, david’s work was able to raise $8,000 for the museum!

i’m always amazed by david’s incredible designs, but i was especially excited to see him design pieces using something there’s always an abundance off- packing materials. i’m partial to the gorgeous cardboard cacti, but there is also a giant lamp, tiny clocks, vases, a chair and much more. click here for more information on david’s work, here for david’s diy video on d*s and here for a tour of david’s colorful and beautiful brooklyn home. thanks, casey!


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Elyse Gibson

woah. this is amazing. i’ve never seen anything like this!


my eyes got wide and i thought ‘impressive!’ i love it – great post!


i heart the cardboard cactus. it would serve me well, considering i eventually end up killing every plant i own! fantastic!


David Stark never ceases to amaze me! I’m such a huge fan.


These pieces are AMAZING! Reminds me of my 3D art class in college when everyone had to create a piece of large furniture using only cardboard… Needless to say, David Stark would have received an A+

snarky art critic

I want to be buried in a recycled cardboard saguaro shaped coffin filled with shredded paper.


Good! …simply because they use an ABSURD amount of packaging for their products. You can buy a computer with less packaging than a garbage can at West Elm.


The detritus of factory home furnishings production hand-fashioned into impermanent one-off home furnishings. Idea for project: establish residence in West Elm box.

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