You may have noticed if you’re a long-time reader that I have a deep respect for high-quality craftsmanship. It’s not just all polyethylene and powder-coated steel up in here! OK, most of the time it is, but I really love seeing what an experienced carpenter and craftsman can create in the workshop using other materials.

In this case, Tim Byrne whose work I discovered at ICFF, who takes apart old industrial machines and repurposes them as desks and tables. And get this — the machines become an interactive part of the table — functioning to raise and lower the tabletop to a height that works for you. Paired with thick glass or woods like African mahogany and rosewood, these are heirloom pieces for sure. I can’t show you the quality and weight of these pieces on the Internet, but I assure you that they are some of the more impressive pieces I’ve witnessed in quite some time. Tim’s one-of-a-kind pieces are high-quality functional art.

Tim Byrne in main home furnishings  Category

Tim Byrne in main home furnishings  Category

Tim Byrne in main home furnishings  Category

Tim Byrne in main home furnishings  Category