The Waste Is the Best

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Skateboarders are pros at repurposing urban detritus for their own ends. Left alone too long, empty pools, empty dumpsters, even empty movie theatres will get lip-slid into a skater’s playground. Skate Study House, a collaboration between designers Pierre Andre Senizergues and Gil Le Bon De LaPointe, (kick)flipped that script, turning the byproducts of skateboard manufacturing into furniture. In a new line called The Waste Is the Best, which debuted this month at Colette, wood scraps—like leftover dough after the cookies have been cut out—become bookshelves, a chair, and a coffee table. A bit chunky, sure, but what can you expect from the folks that brought us Jncos and Airwalks?