Ever ponder about the journey of a secondhand coffee table? Or wonder what bottoms have sat upon the heirloom couch in your grandmother’s parlor? Ever stop to consider what the busted bookshelf you’re about to toss in the trash could be transformed into? This semester, a Creative Ventures project spearheaded by Tim Miller and Jenny Chen aims to find out the answers to all such musings! Combining the talents of renovators, handymen, repair-women, bloggers, programmers, videographers, and photographers, Tim and Jenny have collected old and broken pieces of furniture on the brink of being thrown away and repair or recreate them. Each piece of furniture has it’s own blog page, featuring the previous owner’s stories about an old chair or table as well as documentation about each piece’s transformation. Every new piece of furniture will also be labeled with a QR code so that future owners can easily link to their furniture’s blog and add to their stories.
The Creative Ventures series supports creative collaborations across discipline, emphasizing evolution and innovation, convergence, creative process, and imagination.