It's like a designer's dream come true: L.A.-based Stephen Kenn stumbled across a warehouse loaded up with surplus military gear, freaking mountains of it. While his harvesting process appears to be ongoing, he has gathered up enough of a particular canvas material to produce his Inheritance Collection series of furniture:
A proponent of local manufacturing, Kenn has everything done locally. The welding of the steel frames, the cutting and punching of the leather belts, even the weaving of the webbing all happens at nearby manufactories, as you can see in the video of the process, following the jump.
(You can skip the first minute or so.)
So what's next for Kenn? We're not sure, but we're optimistic: Kenn has just uncovered several dozen WWII-era military tent poles.