Italian artist Costanza Algranti forges recycled material such as copper and iron into uniquely modern items for the home, with an aesthetic very different from many repurposed home design we see. She forages and stores all kinds of stuff in her Milan laboratory — benches, gutters, barrels and metal sheets — and then imagines how they might become fresh and unconventional furnishings: lamps, shelving, mirrors, chairs. Above, her very original kitchen.

My work began from the sea: collecting beached driftwood, pieces of boats, pebbles and oxidized metals which are reassembled, along with their little stories, into new objects.

Dig these stark little shelves.  It looks to us like she added the center shelf toold metal boxes and hung them on a wall.

The images we saw at Style-Files sent us hunting for more. We went to Algranti’s website and found a trove of inspiration. We love the roughly stripped fridge:

AnnaMaria Masera
AnnaMaria Masera

…And the sheet of distressed metal hung on the wall…

Zep Studio
Zep Studio

Check out more of Algranti’s interiors here and at Style-Files

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