David Stark Put Your Old West Elm Catalog To Use For The Store's Upper West Side Opening

by KENDRA SEAY · March 4, 2009

West Elm just opened their brand new location on New York City's Upper West Side with a little help from designer David Stark who celebrated the new store by taking hundreds of West Elm catalogs and tons of the store's recycled packing materials creating art and furniture ranging from lamps, clocks, and chairs. That's right, you're very own shredded West Elm catalog armchair!

More story and photos below...

Guests including Amy McFarland, Beatrix Ost, John Owen, and Charles Matheson attended the store's grand opening Tuesday night to check out the space and Stark's uniquely recycled collection that was auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The catalogs-turned-furnishings will be on display through March and check out Stark's collection and more photos from last night's opening below...

[David Stark. All photos by JOE SCHILDHORN for PMc]

Thomas Bosick, Lee Covieo, Patrick Wade

David Stark, Dave DeMatt, The West Elm catalog lamp

The West Elm catalog arm chair, Abagail Jacobs, Meredith Mazur

Beatrix Ost, Tricia Sellman, John Owen

Miriam Lamberth, Jason Lamberth

Amy McFarland, David Stark, Celia Laurent, Camille Laurent

Stephanie Tulien, Kristen Rayburn, Meredith Crisler

West Elm Upper West Side Opening