Buddy’s: How the new furniture has evolved from the desk into the bedroom
Updated February 24, 2019 09:59:24When Buddy’s founder and CEO Mark Penney got his hands on the furniture, he immediately wanted to do something with it.
“The idea was, ‘How can we make furniture that is going to be an improvement to our lives?'” he says.
The idea is to make furniture like a house, but without the clutter and distractions of a typical house.
Penney says the idea came from his family, which owns a small piece of property in San Francisco.
“It’s a bit like having a car, but it’s not the same car,” he says, pointing to the “piggy bank” of a couch.
“You can sit down and play with your kids, but you have to bring the kids with you.”
The sofa’s “pigeon seat” is also made of wood, while the “wood wall” is made of plastic, so it feels like “it’s built on a big slab of concrete,” Penney explains.
The house has no windows and it doesn’t have an elevator.
Buddy’s furniture is made entirely of recycled materials, like “lawn chairs” that have been reclaimed from “truck chassis” (a type of building material).
The furniture is so lightweight that Penney estimates it can fit on one person’s hand.
“That’s the most important thing,” he adds.
“When you sit on a chair, you can’t imagine you’re sitting in a room with another person.”
Buddy’s is a company that doesn’t make anything it sells in the home, but instead takes materials from its home and makes furniture that’s more sustainable.
“We make furniture for people who are living in homes, or who want to live in a smaller space, and we also make furniture to make them feel like they’re part of a bigger community,” Penneys says.
“A lot of people don’t realize that when they have their own home, they’re actually making something they own.”
A sofa, for example, could be used to hang an art piece or a wall decoration, or a couch could be hung in the living room to provide space for other things.
Pennehs also says that his furniture is the most energy efficient in terms of materials, which is why they make furniture with “all the recycled materials.”
Penney is currently working on an entire collection of furniture that will eventually become a house.
It includes an array of reclaimed wood and wood-frame furniture that are made in a similar fashion to the couch, but in a more environmentally friendly way.
“This is something that we have to continue to do because it’s something that will save the planet,” he explains.
Buddy Penney’s furniture could be the next step in a sustainable home.
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Buddy Pennecks’ furniture can be used as a bedroom, a guest room, a study, or even a dining room.
In fact, he’s already thinking about building a new house in the backyard.
“If we build a new home, we want to have an indoor area that’s open to the outside, so people can see the sky,” he tells TechCrunch.
“They can see it, see what it looks like, and then go out and play in the summer.”
The furniture could also be used for cooking, and Penney hopes to use it as an outdoor table.
It also has an area for storage, with a built-in shelf and a small storage bin that can be filled with books, games, and other furniture.
Buddy Pens furniture will only be available in one color, but Penney has plans to expand it to include other colors as well.
The furniture can also be recycled, which means it won’t be harmful to the environment.
Penneys hopes that it will become a source of inspiration for other designers and home-improvement companies.
“One of the things we’re trying to do is to start a conversation, to start the conversation around this,” he told TechCrunch, “and see if other people will start to think about this.”