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RX Made

Chicago's Rebuilding Exchange introduces a line of upcycled furniture with Strand Design

by Graham Hiemstra
on 16 November 2012

Over the past three years Rebuilding Exchange (RX) has served designers, architects and builders in Chicago as a retail outlet for reclaimed building materials. Since the non-profit's inception the warehouse has developed a strong reputation for promoting sustainable deconstruction practices and has grown to offer instructional design classes, job training programs and now a line of furniture and home goods. Developed in collaboration with Strand Design, a like-minded local studio, RX Made is set to become a reality thanks to Kickstarter.

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Driven by a strong sense of domestic loyalty, Strand Design produces entirely in Chicago with materials sourced—and often recycled—from the greater urban area, extending that ethos to all RX products as well. A few simple designs are currently up for pre-sale through the Kickstarter campaign, including a wall clock made of workshop scraps, a bottle opener made from reclaimed maple floorboards and Stackit, a modular storage system available as either a shelving unit or bench.

For more information visit Strand Design or RX online and visit the Kickstarter to back the project.

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