New Vendor Confirmed for Crafted at the Canal: Coil + Drift
Spotted frequently at Build It Green!NYC is John Sorensen-Jolink, owner of Coil + Drift, a one-man company that makes furniture from reuse materials. His tables, desks, and shelves can be spotted in homes and industries across the city, each made to order with salvaged lumber or metal. A long-time builder and tinkerer, he believes in finding the beauty in old materials and expressing that to make something new-- and the new pieces that he makes are proving to be popular.
John applies his training as a dancer and choreographer to his construction; using his spatial awareness to influence his designs. His pieces emphasize color and negative space, and are more often than not multi-use; a dining room table with adjustable legs can be shortened to a coffee table as needed, while that same design can be made to a kitchen island or desk with ease. He believes that the fewer pieces of furniture we as a society need, the more sustainable we can be, whether in cozy city apartments that may not have any room to spare or out in the more spacious countryside. He aims for "industrial sophistication" with his pieces, which are done by commission using whatever reclaimed or salvaged materials he can get. His latest project had him at Build It Green!NYC for a reclaimed church pew, which will eventually end up in two different shelving units and a desk.
UPDATE: Coil + Drift will be a vendor at BIG!NYC's Crafted at the Canal event on Friday, December 7th from 6-10pm and Saturday, December 8th from 10am-5pm. John plans to debut his new line of Porter Bicycle Crates! Be sure to check him out at the fair!