While we greatly appreciate the huge popularity of our recycled Indonesian boat, boatwood furniture, made completely from reclaimed boatwood, please be aware that All From Boats is a wholesale furniture manufacturer only, specializing in recycled hardwood boatwood, recycled boat furniture. We do not sell our products to the public. If you are an existing furniture resale company and would like to sell our re-purposed boatwood or recycled boat furniture, contact us. Please note, there may be a minimum quantity for ordering.
My name is Kurt Eichhorn. I have been making furniture from recycled wooden fishing boats for nearly 10 years. It was not only the recycled thought which impressed me, but also the beauty of the distressed color layers - created by chance and years of daily use. The wooden boat planks were not only perfect for beautiful furniture, but perfect for use as decorative and abstract room decor.
In my many travels between Bali and Java, I often noticed old battered, rusty and rotten, multi colored iron oil drums on construction sites or at scrap dealers. These drums had the same fantastic distressed color layers as the wood I use in my furniture. Many drums were further enhanced with sprayed technical texts or graffiti. I bought 2 of them, flattened and cut them, creating my first metal oil drum abstract art. I was thrilled: this was abstract art with naturally grown texture, similar to the work I had been doing with wood, but with a new dynamic of metal!
I knew I was on to something wonderful. My first four paintings sold almost immediately. I got to work on a new set with totally different motives and color. I loved how each piece made itself, requiring only my eye to to transform each drum from a utilitarian product to a cherished work of art. My motto is: everything has to look as if it were created by unintended human use - created solely by chance.
Here you see some representative prototypes. These are samples and can not be ordered. In case you want to order, you may either ask for a stock list by emailing me, or apply for a members only account. When you become a member, and log in, you may view the entire inventory of paintings by clicking the tab "iron paintings".