respokeDesign

limited edition goods handmade from reclaimed materials

Brooklyn, New York On Etsy since 2016

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respokeDesign

limited edition goods handmade from reclaimed materials

Brooklyn, New York | 16 Sales

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I design and fabricate limited edition jewelry, accessories, clothing, furniture and beautiful objects using “bespoke” reclaimed and salvaged materials. All items are handmade in my beloved studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Last updated on Dec 9, 2019

Welcome to respoke Design!!
I design and fabricate limited edition jewelry, accessories, clothing, furniture and beautiful objects using “bespoke” reclaimed and salvaged materials. All items are handmade in my beloved studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Thanks for visiting respoke Design!

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Barbara Schulman

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About respokeDesign

Sales 16
On Etsy since 2016

Salvage. Deconstruct. Listen. Combine. Celebrate.

There is much life remaining in so many of the goods we discard because they are too worn, too damaged, too old-fashioned – or merely too familiar.

I mine what others have left behind – forsaken at the curb, banished to the thrift shop, tossed into the dumpster. I gather together the cast-away garments, relinquished hardware, deserted household goods, abandoned furniture, discarded packaging and bring them into my studio. There – where they can begin to converse with one another – I deconstruct, salvage what is most appealing and combine disparate parts into fresh new forms.

"respoke" is:
• limited edition jewelry, accessories, clothing, furniture and beautiful objects created from “bespoke” ingredients
• unconventional designs that allow materials with rich past lives to "speak again" with a new voice
• illustrious elements, newly embodied

Stay tuned for many different types of goods refashioned from found and salvaged materials!

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  • Barbara

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    All four of my grandparents stitched garments for a living in the old country and brought their trades with them when they emigrated to NYC at the turn of the 20th century. My grandfather bought me my first sewing machine – one that I still use today - when I was 13. My father navigated the girders of some of New York’s most iconic buildings as an ironworker for more than 25 years. At home, he had a basement full of tools that he taught me how to use. My mother encouraged me by celebrating everything I made. I inherited from them a love of good design, curiosity about methods of fabrication and the properties of materials, and respect for the (often invisible) labor required to produce our built environment and the innumerable objects with which we engage every day.

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