I first discovered Kiwi designer and furniture maker, Will Worsp, through my lovely friend, Amy, author of Milo & Mitzy. Like many Kiwis, Will spent quite some time travelling overseas, soaking up inspiration and fantastic experiences on the way. When New Zealand called him home, he set up his business WRW & Co, designing and making beautiful furniture out of repurposed, locally sourced materials.
Will creates new pieces that still carry the history of their former life. I love that - not new and souless, but new and unique and filled with character. He sent me these photos of some of his latest work, which is absolutely stunning.
These coffee tables are made from old Macrocarpa rails and raw steel.
This Kauri Sarking dining table is created from wood that had been left and forgotten in a Waikato shed for 25 years.
And my favourite, part of Will's Woolshed collection, the wood used to create this table is 50 year old heart rimu. It was once cattle yard rails that Will has carefully repurposed to expose the beautiful historical scars and grain.