Now I know the Tractor furniture took some explaining, but I think this one pretty much speaks for itself. Ladies and gents, I give you Smither’s Car Furniture and Vintage Home Bars.
Stick with me, I promise its good. I love to mix up the theory of what’s fundamentally regarded as interior and exterior furnishings – it properly messes with people heads and our Car Sofa, and Homes Bars are the best examples of this slightly warped thought process since our concrete furniturefair to say, and I’m sure you’ll agree by now, that I positively strive on my taste being a little different from everyone else’s. I like to be original, break from the norm and push the boundaries when it comes to interior style. I don’t do boring, beige or bulk. Smithers do unique, vibrant and on occasion, ever so slightly outrageous. And we’re proud of it. I think my latest collection ticks all those boxes and I hope you will agree At present our Car Furniture Collection showcases two types of seating options and one very awesome Tata Truck Recycled Bar made from recycled materials.
Both styles of Car Seats are taken from original Ambassadors by Hindustan, whilst the Truck Bar is commissioned from a Tata TMT Motor Truck – all having led previous lives being driven around the exciting and colourful streets of India. How cool would it be if these classic vehicles could talk?! My overactive imagination runs wild with fantastic recycled Bar designs like this that I’m convinced could tell a tale or two of romance, hard work, laughter and maybe even the odd drop of illegal antics given half the chance.
Car Sofas – The now redundant cars are shipped back to the UK, where the magic can begin in transforming these battered beauties into a repurposed Car Couch. The cars are sympathetically cut in half and the engine bay or boot cavity is where the seating area is constructed. Our Car Sofa is available as either the front or back end of the car, the taxi sofa is also available as a front piece and rear end of a car. Very little is done to the bodywork of the car, so scrapes, scratches and naturally aged patina are all still gloriously visible. The Car Sofa’s are fitted with a comfortable cushioned seat that’s skilfully dressed in distressed tan leather, whilst the Taxi sofa is finished with an eye-catching seat constructed from reclaimed wood that also bears the well worn markings of original paintwork. We have very little numbers available in these bespoke pieces and due to the nature of the recycled materials used, each Car Sofa is totally unique in design.
Both Car Sofa’s pack a punch in their own right, however the absolute pièce de résistance for me is the fact that both seats have fully working headlights that set the tone perfectly and guarantee to drive your friends green with envy! Whether the Car Seat Sofa is the main attraction in your living room for an evening indoors with friends, or the Car Taxi Sofa is your centre piece for your alfresco space, when they are lit up in their full glory, there’s no denying just how awesome these recycled pieces really are.
And what better way to complete your Car Furniture theme than with our awesome Recycled Bar? The battered front end of the truck makes an amazing conversation piece for serving drinks to your friends at home, or even as a quirky shop counter or pub table. The Truck Bar undergoes exactly the same procedure as the cars, once again offering a one off repurposed product that showcases original paintwork, reclaimed boat wood top, aged metal work and working headlights. I cannot begin to express just how cool the Tata Bars are, but I can guarantee it will be love at first sight.
The Tuk Tuk is another one of our Home Bars, Well i say home but they are more than strong enough from commercial use, lets face it they have spent long enough on the roads, and now with high quality engineering from our manufacturers it would take a bomb to dismantle anything on these Home Bars. Featuring a Tuk Tuk Taxi thats repurposed and is the perfect accessory for any cool and stylish home bar. Smithers loves the imagination behind this bar – Every time we look at it, it amazes us, we just have a huge grin on our faces! What’s not to love about this amazing, innovative bar design? If Thomas Edison ever thought of inventing custom home bars, then this would be it.Comes with fully functioning lights and plenty of storage space for bottles and wine glasses.
We’ve taken Home Bars to yet another level again this summer with our VW Camper Van Bar! It’s neat, custom design makes this VW Bar suitable for indoor or outdoors, and what better way to celebrate a sunny day with friends, than with this VW Bar in your garden?! Recycled from oil drums and made into this superb bar, the VW Camper is made to very high standard and a life time buy for your home or business.
I have absolutely no inclination between one or the other – I’m a sucker for super soft, knackered leather but equally love the effect of distressed reclaimed boat wood and who could deny the bulky charm of that Truck Bar? It’s a bit like asking me to choose a favourite child. Impossible. What’s your preference though – Car Taxi Sofa, Truck Bar or Car Sofa with the leather seats? And how would you style it? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
I’ve loved the effect and drama all of them have brought to an indoor space – the Car Sofa works fantastically well in a living area or man cave that carries a relaxed and slightly masculine style, whereas the Truck Bar and Car Taxi Sofa were the absolute highlights of an open plan industrial themed space.
Whilst I’m not one for namedropping, I have to admit Smither’s Car Furniture has not gone unnoticed by the rich and famous. Actually I’d love to name drop, but I can’t afford the legal implications. Just trust me when I say, if you want your style to come with a unique twist that’s of A-List calibre, then our Car Furniture Collection is for you.
Until next time my friends,