Furniture Maker - kim markel

kim markel

"Old plastics are really attractive to me, with such beautiful qualities as translucency, color, and durability, I felt like I could help the material transcend itself, and not just look and feel like old plastic."

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Kim Markel is an American artist and designer based in the Hudson Valley, New York. She is driven by the curiosity and desire to create captivating objects through reimagining materials and processes. She is influenced by, "things that harbored magic as a child -- like jelly shoes and lollipops at the bank."

Kim Markel's studio is located in Hudson Valley, New York (USA).

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"A nostalgic way of thinking meets a modern way of working, paving the way for a brighter (or at least faintly glowing) future!"

Glow Chairs

Glow Stools & Frost Side Table

Recycled plastic

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Kim uses a variety of materials in her projects and products. The Glow Collection featured on this page has been created from recycled plastic waste from defective eyeglass lenses and old lunch trays.

These materials have been repurposed to create translucent, popsicle-hued furniture.

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Glow Chairs & Glow Stools

Visit kimmarkel.com or @kim.markel to learn more.