The Upcycled Home

Up-Cycled Occasional Lounge Chair

Upcycling is the process of repurposing existing materials, rather than manufacturing new ones, in order to create an entirely new product with added value. Like recycling, this process reduces waste by keeping sturdy materials like metal, glass, rubber, and vinyl out of landfills and put to good use again.

With roots in the artistic tradition of found objects, upcycling has always been an intentional choice by the artist. It elevates the purpose and status of items typically considered trash. As a result, artist and patron can both participate in a political statement in support of environmentally sound practices.

The artisan craftsmanship inherent in these pieces is unmistakable. Rather than hiding the “old life” of scrap materials, they are thoughtfully reimagined as the centerpiece. The stories that accompany upcycled products are more evident, as the creative adaptations of materials are prominently featured.

Exclusively at Donjenna, we have a fabulously curated section of products that proudly feature this unique process. From tables and benches to lighting fixtures, these pieces add an unexpected element to your space while keeping the overall style light and contemporary. Check out some key pieces below.

 

Up-cycled Tread Bench

The Recycler’s Tread Bench uses bicycle rims, sprockets, and heavy duty tire tread to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor bench. Browse more of his stunning designs here.

Cycled-Up Glass Pendant

Artist Kathleen Plate composes each elegant pendant light by hand using recycled glass.

Cyclasurous Dinosaur Desk Sculpture

This whimsical dinosaur desk sculpture, fashioned from bicycle chains, is another hit from The Recycler.

 

donjenna is an exclusive source for bespoke and handcrafted art décor. We cross the globe to create partnerships with previously undiscovered artisans. From our robust e-commerce gallery, we display and sell superior quality modern and contemporary items to discerning interior designers, architectural firms, and consumers.

14 Must-Haves For Your Outdoor Entertaining Space

Third Rock Fire Pit

Looking for some items to bring some enliven an outdoor entertaining space? These contemporary pieces pop under a pergola. They spice up the back deck or the front porch. Make your backyard the life of the party with some of these stunning items from Donjenna.

Nepal Fire Pit and Wings of Flight Firewood Holder

The Nepal Fire Pit for outdoor entertainingWings of Flight Firewood Holder for outdoor entertaining

Fire is an absolute necessity for long nights of conversation and storytelling. Light up the night with the Nepal Fire Pit, hand wrought by artist Rick Wittrig. Store your fuel in style with the ingeniously designed Wings of Flight Firewood Holder.

Up-cycled Bar Stools, Bistro Table, and Tread Bench

Up-Cycled Stool in RedUp-Cycled Bistro TableUp-cycled Tread Bench

Continue the industrial charm with some creatively repurposed furniture. Up-cycled Bar Stools, accompanying Bistro Table, and Tread Bench from The Recycler are all made from repurposed bike parts. Well designed for fun, unique, sustainably sourced product.

 

X Neon Outdoor Lamp and Futuristique Candle Sconce

X Neon Floor Lamp for outdoor entertainingFuturistique Sconce 5 Candle for outdoor entertaining

Lighting is a must as the sun goes down, so illuminate your space with these distinctive options. The carmine X Neon Outdoor Lamp lets everyone know where the party is, while the Futuristique Candle Sconce adds some understated rustic appeal.

 

Monti Beer Tasting Glasses

Monti-Birra Beer Set

Stunningly designed, these hand-blown glasses from Sempi take beer tasting to another level.

Vaso Water Decanter and Cupa Glasses

Vaso Wine DecanterCupa Wine Glass Cupa 2

Not just for water! Show off wine and cocktails in this stylish glassware from Sempli. The unique spin design allows wine to fully aerate, bringing out fullness of flavor.

Casa Mia Serving Ware

Casa Mia Small Oval Serving TrayCasa Mia 4 Section Appetizer & Condiment ServingTray

Casa Mia Ramekin BowlCasa Mia Bread Plate

These hand-sculpted Italian ceramics from Fortunata are perfectly sized for appetizers and small bites. Comes in 4 different colors: Oyster, White, Celery, and Seafoam.

 

Creating a sensational outdoor entertaining space can be effortless and fun. Donjenna features a curated selection of bespoke artisan interior decor pieces. Browse our store for more items you’ll love. Check back frequently for newly added art pieces you won’t find anywhere else.

 

 

Introducing The ReCycler

Up-Cycled Occasional Lounge Chair

The Recycler is a handcrafted collection of furniture and novelty pieces. Fixtures are created and designed in Ontario, Canada by Gilbert Vanden. The ReCycler is one of our dearest collections because it adds exclusive character to any room. All items will surely be a conversation starter. Guests will question you about the unique designs and you’ll have free range to boast about the story behind your fabulous home decor.

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Perfect for the kitchen or a covered patio, the Bistro Bar Table is composed of chrome bike rims and sprockets. It can be paired with the black or red Re-Cycling Bar Stool. We love its front fork legs and the seat, which is made of stretched out tires providing style and comfort.
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