The Client’s brief to allow more natural light in to the Scholar’s Suite rendered a number of building components redundant, including the existing window grilles and shutters. Many of these items were in good condition and the Contractor was instructed to set them aside. These items were then repurposed for bespoke furniture within the suite and courtyard including the bed, sofa/divan, dining table and swing. The bedhead was composed from an old grille; the sofa/divan frame was fixed on one end to a grille and the other end to a shutter; the dining table top was comprised of two shutters fixed together resting on sewing machine table legs and the swing seat was once a shutter. Below are images of the completed pieces of furniture alongside the repurposed elements in their original form.
Original window grille (left), Bespoke bed (right)
Original window grille (left), Original window shutter (middle), Bespoke sofa/divan (right)
Original window shutter (left), Bespoke dining table (right)
Original window shutter (left), Bespoke swing