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BY: Mélanie Ritchot
PHOTO BY JEREMY FOKKENS
COURTESY OF ADRIANMARTINUS DESIGN
The credenza has tambour doors with narrow strips made from the recycled skateboards and backed with canvas, which allows the doors to slide along a curved track.
The Stackton originally had more angular pieces and covered sides, resulting in nearly a foot of lost space. Now, in its second iteration, offcuts from the ash, oak or walnut used for the tops of the credenzas are made into smaller furniture and decor pieces, like record shelves, to minimize waste.
The AdrianMartinus team won the Etsy Design Award in 2020 for the Stackton and have since shipped out more than 40 of the credenzas across North America, with more in the works in their home-based workshops.
After working in carpentry and salvaging discarded materials from construction sites for years, two Alberta brothers, Adrian and Martinus Pool, started a design company rooted in sustainable practice and quality woodwork. (They were joined later by Adrian’s wife, Anne Tranholm.) AdrianMartinus Design turns used skateboards into mid-century modern and Japanese-inspired furniture—like the Stackton credenza—and decor pieces.