If you try hard enough, you can find comfort in the weirdest of things, but be realistic: where are you going to find a tauntaun carcass at this hour? Yep, Fridgecouch.
From a former Canadian national snowboarder who now daylights as a designer at a Martha's Vineyard architecture firm, FC's a sleek
eco-friendly/utilitarian line of retro upcycled sofa art lovingly handcrafted from salvaged European automobile seats and discarded early '80s refrigerators, which explains all the purple stuff. Here's how the art comes together: after scouring mostly German sections (BMW, Audi, Mercedes) of area car graveyards for rear bench seats, FC hits local junkyards in search of complementary sized fridges; from there he guts the cooling system, adjoins the seat in the fridge, and adds eye-catching design elements like integrated sound systems, shelves, and elegant wood trim, since elegant Woods trim doesn't exist. Sweet styles (named for the refrigerator/car models used) include the 535i No-Frost (a gold 1980 GE number tricked out w/ dark walnut oak shelving, an iPod-compatible sound system, and 1988 BMW black leather back seat with fold down armrest); an avocado green Gibson Frost Clear w/ BMW 325e cherry red seats, mahogany shelves, and a retractable side table made from the freezer door; and an electric orange 1983 Admiral Dual Temp outfitted w/ a navy blue leather seat, pecan oak trim, and two adjustable metal side racks -- because, as ever, it's all about cup size.
While FC eventually plans to expand the green-conscious collection to include other styles of furniture, he's busy refining the 4th generation couch to be "lighter, simpler, and more refined" -- a combination that ensures soon they should be everywhere you Luke.
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From a former Canadian national snowboarder who now daylights as a designer at a Martha's Vineyard architecture firm, FC's a sleek eco-friendly/utilitarian line of retro upcycled sofa art lovingly handcrafted from salvaged European automobile seats and di