Handmade and Hot: The Wald Bench by Filo of 5Flightsup

The Wald Bench by 5flightsup

We just love 5flightsup‘s up-cycled homewares. Today we are featuring their Wald Bench, but please check out other items here and read the mini interview below:


Who are you?

My name is Filo, I own a small company named 5flightsup recycled ideas

Where are you?

I live in Brooklyn, where I started in 2005, but in 2007 I moved my metal and wood shop in Long Island City, where I focus on create furniture and small home products by using reclaimed or recycled materials.

Why do you hand make your products?

I love to hand make everything, the process of working either wood or metal is a constant challenge, it makes me wanna get up in the morning !

How long did it take to make?

This bench took me only 4 hours to make….sometimes a bit more, this antique pine planks are often full of nails…I leave some in for details and character as in my other pieces , but take most of them out.

What hopes/dreams do you have for your products? Where would you like to see them?

I’m always looking to improve quality, look and time of production in order to offer an affordable price. I’m hoping to see my produts in different stores around the country.

Thank you Filo!

Gwyn and Tamra