Friday, January 25, 2008

Cool Stuff: Street Sign Tables

A simple and clever idea to steal: The UK's Cockney Design has created a line of tables from repurposed, circa-1960s and -'70s London street signs. The tables sell for 159 pounds sterling, or about $318.

I think it'd be relatively easy to do something similar on your own. Those legs, for instance, look suspiciously like IKEA's steel Vika Fintorp table legs ($7.50 to $10 each) to me.

You could buy a set of those -- in either the shorter coffee table height or the longer dining/console/work table height -- and then hunt for a cool vintage street or business sign at your local salvage yard. Spray-paint the legs to match your sign and have a welding shop fuse it all together, and you'll own a functional and totally unique conversation piece.

(Via Retro to Go.)

3 comments:

Kelly said...

really clever idea. i'm loving the mix of the clean type with the more ornate legs.

Katie said...

great idea!

Jen said...

What a great idea!

 

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