Architects and designers often recycle offcuts from stone, tile or timber into new works. Now, Melbourne’s Josh Carmody has introduced a simple tool that makes it easy for fellow creatives to repurpose material otherwise destined for landfill, specifically surfacing samples. The Remnants Clamp – a circular piece of hardware equipped with key-headed thumbscrews and a slim white-oak or walnut leg – can grip any slab up to 30 millimetres thick, turning it into an elegant piece of furniture.
It’s available in two lengths – 50 or 75 centimetres – that form coffee- or console-height tables, respectively. The metal component comes in brass or aluminum. A two-sided model joins two slabs, of the same or varying thicknesses, to create a single surface.