Josh Carmody’s Remnants Clamp turns old surfacing materials into an elegant piece of furniture.
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.