"This is more than a piece of furniture."
March 29, 2019
Every skier treasures the chairlift. Of all the ways to reach a mountaintop, there’s something unique and peaceful about gliding through the sky on a couch next to your best friends, or a stranger with a few good stories.
March 31, 2018
We're not lucky enough to be living in Aspen or Vail. It's a great feeling to bring that to your house in Denver or Colorado Springs. Skiing is unique in that it's a sport you can enjoy with other people. When you hop on a lift, you talk. It makes it a unique product.
January 29, 2018
Companies like Denver-based Ski Lift Designs are proving that upcycled ski furniture doesn’t have to be tacky. Instead, it can be downright inspired. Ski Lift Designs takes cast-away chairlifts and repurposes them into what co-founder Jacques Boiteau calls “interactive art.”
January 19, 2018
If there’s a chairlift chair rusting in a junk pile in North America, Jacques Boiteau and his crew will find it. Since launching Ski Lift Designs last year, the four friends have collected 250 old chairlift chairs to re-purpose into indoor and patio furniture.
November 17, 2017
Have you ever wanted to decorate your living space with an authentic chairlift but don’t want to go through the runaround of finding one and restoring it yourself?
For Boiteau, his favorite part is the collaboration: "My favorite challenge is working with someone who has seen what we’ve done and said, ‘Here’s my vision.’ You and this customer come together and get to a point where our experiences and artistic visions come together. We get to a point where it’s a leap of faith for them and a leap of faith for us."
July 4, 2018
There's a small business in Denver that takes old chairlifts and turns them into works of art that are being sold all over the world.
January 19, 2018
No one has really taken them to the level that does these chairs justice...It’s an interesting process because no chair is the same … You hang it up and it’s not centered and not right.
November 29, 2018
Skiers will recognize this hanging seat that is associated with the excitement of rising to views of snow capped mountains.
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