Basically making Ikea furniture look as complicated as old people’s relationships in that movie It’s Complicated, MakeshiftyModern is the baby of a Florida dude who goes by “Jeremiah the Worker”, and creates all sorts of defiantly simple, geometric, super-affordable furniture made almost entirely of plywood salvaged from dumpsters, and held together by industrial-looking machine screws or even Velcro straps
salvaged from old people’s sneakers.
Multipurpose sculpture-esque structures include a low-sitting coffee/side table with two different-sized triangles for legs, a two-piece stand/shelf also made up of everyone's favorite three-sided polygon, and a three-cubby bookshelf whose squares can be spread out or Russian-nesting-dolled into one piece, and are covered with passages from the Book of Genesis, presumably including ones like “In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earthworm Jim...”.
If you get in touch and don't make fun of his nickname, Jeremiah'll reshape any of his pieces to your exact specs, and he’s also up for using materials outside of the standard wood, a term that would never apply to Alec Baldwin...have you ever seen Meryl Streep’s face in that movie poster?!?
Published: January 10, 2012 at 4:00am EST
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