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Groovystuff by Design:  Featured Student Artists
As a foundation, “The University Hall of Innovation & Job Creation” partners with the university programs that service our market and the “Groovystuff by Design: Connecting Education with Industry Challenge” is the vehicle we utilize to provide these programs with access to...Read More
Groovystuff by Design:  Featured Student Artists
Since inception, more than 500 students have participated in the program to date from design programs across the US to include: Appalachian State University, The Art Institute of Las Vegas, Auburn University, University of Georgia, The University of North Carolina, North...Read More
Groovystuff by Design:  Connecting Education with Industry Challenge
In 2010 Chris Bruning of Groovystuff founded an industry/university collaboration called “The Groovystuff by Design: Connecting Education with Industry Challenge.” Since inception, more than 500 students have participated in the program to date from design programs across the...Read More
The "Drift Away Storage Shelf" by Mary Katherine Crouch
The "Drift Away Storage Shelf" by Florida State University design graduate MK Crouch. "Grab an apple from the perfectly perched drifter root basket one week and then trade out for two wooden platters to serve up those delicious appetizers at your next dinner party the following...Read More
"The Teak Top Coffee Table" by Meh Shan
"The Teak Top Coffee Table" by Meh Shan is constructed from tempered glass, re-claimed teak wood, and recycled wagon wheel sections. The use of these materials creates a balance between light and dark and the point they overlap reflects the bond between past and future. By...Read More
"Connect" by Katie Timmerman
"Connect" by Katie Timmerman is a modular, multifunctional cube. These cubes can be showcased as a singular piece, or can be grouped together. For grouping, the design incorporates a simple detail that allows cubes to interlock, keeping the pieces locked in place. Connect cubes...Read More
"The Quattro Coffee Table" by Giselle Canizares
"The Quattro Coffee Table" by Florida State University student Giselle Canizares "was designed from salvaged teak barkwood pieces with metal barrel part inserts. The metal inserts can be easily exchanged to create an entirely new look for the table. A shelf that sits below the...Read More
"The Geodesic Metal Side Table" by Elisha Vincent
"The Geodesic Metal Side Table" by Elisha Vincent is intentionally captivating. It utilizes abstract form, texture, angles, to intertwine a modern approach to the rustic materials. The whole furniture piece is made out of sustainable reclaimed metal oil drums welded together. It...Read More
"The Wingback Adirondack Chair" by David Roan
"The Wingback Adirondack Chair" by David Roan "draws inspiration from the feel and form of traditional adirondacks, bringing an air of sophistication and refinement equally as suited for the dining room as the porch. The wingback shape was introduced to add a subtle...Read More
"The Moonshine Storage Bench" by Danielle Konen
"The Moonshine Storage Bench" by Danielle Konen "is a multi-use furniture piece that is constructed out of re-claimed teak wood and recycled metal from 55 gallon drum tops. The metal color can be customized to better meet the client’s need. This furniture piece will help store...Read More
"The Ambivoid" by Austin Gauley
"The Ambivoid" by Austin Gauley. "The goal of this project was to reimagine a reclaimed material in a new form that was only subtly reminiscent of its former self. The Ambivoid utilizes a reclaimed oil drum, reshaping the curves of the original form into a continuous profile,...Read More
The "Oil Drum Love Seat by Andrew Tobias
The "Oil Drum Love Seat by Andrew Tobias was inspired by Groovystuff’s passion for creating outstanding furniture forms from beautiful reclaimed materials, this loveseat concept aims to use minimally augmented materials in an aesthetically pleasing form. The rustic teak hardwood...Read More
 "The FIONA Corner Shelf" by Alex Leadon
"The FIONA Corner Shelf" by Alex Leadon morphs reclaimed materials into a streamline and unique design. Contrasting materials and intersecting planes are utilized in this re-imagined floating shelf. Hairpin legs and wood slats hark back to the early to mid 20th century. The...Read More
The Prism Bar Stool by Alejandra Arenas
The Prism Bar Set by Alejandra Arenas "is created from recycled barrels and teak barkwood. The contrast of materials gives the bar sool a unique look. ColorBlocked has a simplistic design, which allows for the furniture piece to be integrated into different design schemes. It...Read More
The Groovystuff "Vail Chair" by Mike Herbert
The Groovystuff "Vail Chair" by Mike Herbert. A rustic modern lounge chair Bond could feel comfortable in. Meet the Designer: Mike Herbert is a junior at Columbia College Chicago majoring in product design and film/video. He is inspired by historic design, and the meanings...Read More
The Groovystuff "Savana Nature Rack" by Eric Sia
The Groovystuff "Savana Nature Rack" by Eric Sia. "Nature is simple, it can exists in a grand scale or in the smallest details, it is authentic, elegant ,and pure. Sometimes nature provides a gift, an inspiration to bring together the most unique combinations of Mother natures...Read More
The Groovystuff "Ascension Bar Table Set" by Zachary Ernst
The Groovystuff "Ascension Bar Table Set" by Zachary Ernst was designed "through visual balance and suspension. Ascension uses an aged teak stump suspended as a visual weight to represent the weight and longevity of a tree. Reused wagon wheel rim iron comes up as if growing like...Read More
The Groovystuff "Villageois" Coffee Table" by Lee Cooper
The Groovystuff "Villageois" Coffee Table by Lee Cooper "is a clean, rustic accent piece to a living room or den. The gently rolling steel has subtle curves that reflect upon the ornate steel gates that initially fueled the inspiration for this piece. The base of the table...Read More
The Groovystuff Teak Bull Chair by Ath Supoprnchai
The Teak Bull" by Ath Supomchai. "Teak Bull" is a combination of words which mean "a bull made from teak wood. The chair represents the characteristics of how magnificent and strong the bull is through its form and structure, most particularly in the leg structure. Once when I...Read More
Groovystuff "Penumbra" Table Lamp by Zac Green
By Zac Green
"The Penumbra lamp by Zac Green is a base of planed reclaimed teak and glass or clear acrylic walls. Inside the cube are interesting twigs and sticks that creates a shadow from the light concealed int he center of the wooden base. The shadow that is created causes great interest...Read More
Groovystuff "Stickwork" by Sally Blumke
By Sally Blumke
The "Stickwork"lamp by Sally Lolene Bluemke, is a standard desk lamp that was inspired by the world renown artist Patrick Dougherty. I was inspired by the intricate and elegant weaving done by Dougherty, and implemented a similar technique in the center of the lamp base. ""...Read More
The Running Waters Lamp by Rachel French
By Rachel French
Flowing water provides an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity. The inspiration for this piece stems from the idea of incorporating the cascading lines and movements of running water. The driftwood pieces, which can be viewed as either ascending or descending down the base,...Read More
The Radial Lamp by Eliza Hallock
By Eliza Hallock
With her design, Eliza stayed with the rustic and natural look of Dick Idol and GROOVYSTUFF products while modernizing the design to appeal to a wider variety of consumers. A series of cut eucalyptus disks in varying diameters are placed on a wooden frame to form the base. Space...Read More
The Wood Cut Barrel Lamp by Katie Long
By Katie Long
Katie tried to incorporate the rustic feel of Groovystuff with her lamp by using very dark and bold colors. Since the barrel is the main focus, she added wooden circular dots to surround the barrel in order to give it a spark of more modern design. The barrel is cut into 2...Read More
The Suture Fix Table by Cassie Bradfield
By Cassie Bradfield
Inspired to create a graceful blend between the rich character of the Groovystuff reclaimed teak wood and the slick surfaces of modern furniture, I sought to create harmony between the two worlds by celebrating the natural beauty found in eucalyptus and teak wood by framing the...Read More
The Modular Stacking Table by Kacie Leisure
By Kacie Leisure
The Modular Stacking Table by Kacie Leisure was inspired by the wagon wheel rim. She took the wheel's curvature and applied the shape to wooden teak boards. This provides a sleek and sophisticated look that allows each piece to be identical. These pieces are then stacked in a...Read More
The Pathos Patio Chair by Brent Dutton
By Brent Dutton
The Boldly designed teak Pathos chair is at home equally in nature or on a contemporary patio. Inspired by asian ox-carts, the Pathos offers a comfortable place to relax with an “antique modern” feel. It is constructed with re-purposed heavy ox-cart wagon wheels and held...Read More
Shasta Teak Desk by Joe Loco
By Joe Loco
The Shasta Teak Desk blends both rustic materials with contemporary styling. By combining the use of reclaimed farming tools with modern aesthetics, I achieved a visual curiosity. This compels the user to want to learn more about the history of the product and the story of the...Read More
Balance Table by Jeremy Maher
By Jeremy Maher
This design incorporates the rustic feel of the Dick Idol and Groovystuff brands into a contemporary interpretation. While the base utilizes reclaimed teak wagon wheel parts and an antique plow is used for the decorative handle and center support, the top is milled clean, giving...Read More
Stasis Coffee Table by Lee Beatrous
By Lee Beatrous
Stasis, literally meaning “a balance” is one of the newest collections added to the Groovystuff furniture line. Brought to you by designers Lee Beatrous and Chris Bruning, The Stasis living room collection represents the branding partnership between Dick Idol Legends and...Read More
Deschutes Bench
By Shelly Walbert
The Deschutes bench, inspired by the river which shares its name, showcases the beauty of raw teak through contemporary rustic design. The Deschutes River is named from the French phrase "le riviere des chutes” meaning “the River of Falls”. The Deschutes follows a path of...Read More
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