Colombian company Desobra, based in Medellín, has creatively converted an old wooden wire spool into industrial coffee table called Cupro. On his way to workshop, Alejandro Palacio, designer and founder of Desobra, saw few wood spools in a nearby warehouse. Unlike regular reels, these were made of plywood along with little narrow space between its circular sides. After looking at these spools, he knew that these could be useful in creating something useful like a coffee table.
Palacio used circular part of the spool as surface of the table and collected some old copper pipes to form legs. The pipes were perfect for the legs of the yet-to-be-finished table. For assembling the copper pipes, firstly the plywood was marked at certain angles and accordingly the pipes were fitted into the marked areas to form a stable piece of furniture.
The legs were not easy to stack because of ireegular design of the pipes. So, these pipes were attached in criss-cross pattern to firmly hold weight of circular wooden surface. The original markings ‘Cobres de Colombia’ were not removed from the circular plywood. These markings are sustained so that the viewers get to know about its true existence.
The tabletop consists of a round glass that’s attached onto the plywood surface using c-clamps and o-rings. The design of this upcycled coffee table is truly appealing and suitable for any contemporary interior that needs an industrial touch.
To find out more about the design and concept, you may read the designer’s full interview with UpcycleDzine.