Futility Studios

Chicago, Illinois

Announcement    Artfully bringing the garage into the living room.


Artfully bringing the garage into the living room.


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Joe Wislar

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About FutilityStudios

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Daddy needs parts

Back in 2012 I was struggling to come up with a Christmas present idea for my lovely wife. At the same time I kept tripping over a pile of spare car parts in my garage. Light bulb! I built a lamp for her out of a vintage carburetor. She loved it. Her friends loved it. My friends loved it. An idea was hatched.

I built several more pieces and put them in a fundraiser for a race I was organizing, and every piece sold. I realized I was onto something, so I created some more pieces, and here we are.

Each piece is completely unique, although sometimes I use similar themes. All of my pieces are functional in some way, but bring elements of industrial machinery into the home without having some junky, greasy parts laying around cluttering up the family room. I think that everyone can appreciate these pieces whether they're "car guys", or engineers or not.

If you would like something specific, or own an item that you would like incorporated into a piece, just contact me and we'll work something out.

See more of my work at www.futilitystudios.com

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  • Joe Wislar

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I customize & race vintage vehicles. I'm a biostatistician by day, and a father of twins, husband, musician, mechanic, builder, and artist the rest of the time. See more at www.futilitystudios.com

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Last updated on February 4, 2015

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I ship as soon as possible. The shipping method is somewhat up to you, but I try to keep costs down as much as possible. I will gladly ship internationally, but costs will be determined by piece and destination. Please contact me for a detailed quote.