Featuring authentic logos and marking used to identify its original goods, the Upcycled Ottoman from Gus* Modern is upholstered using repurposed fair trade coffee bags. Great as an extra seat or a simple side table, its rectangular shape makes a fun display surface thanks to the bold, multicolored designs printed on the repurposed jute coffee bags. But that’s not all. For each ottoman purchased Fab will make a small donation to City Harvest, an organization dedicated to rescuing food for hungry New Yorkers.
Canadian industrial engineer David Podsiadlo launched Toronto-based Gus* Design Group in a basement with two friends in 2002. The company’s furniture and lighting offer a contemporary take on mid-century archetypes. Using simple yet original profiles, tailored lines, and honest materials, its unfussy pieces incorporate practical purpose with quality construct
This ottoman’s versatile shape can be used as a seat or end table.
City Harvest regularly gives food to nearly 600 community programs, a service complemented by programs that address longer-term issues that surround hunger in New York City.