Mar 26, 2012

Check Us Out!

Hello Apoc Blog Readers!

We are very excited to let you know that your favorite local furniture fabricator has been featured in two very well known publications.

March 26th, 2012, the Plain Dealer, a local Cleveland newspaper, featured an article about us on the front page. The article talks about the deconstruction work we do around Cleveland, salvaging valuable materials, and how we're trying to make a difference in our community by creating beautifully designed pieces and installations that have made their way into peoples' homes, local businesses, schools and companies. If you didn't get a chance to read the article, you can catch the online version here.

Apoc is also happy to be featured in an upcoming issue of Details Magazine. Jesse Ashlock of Details Magazine spoke very highly of us on MSNBC recently, and you can catch the link for that in the previous blog post. Keep a look out for the issue!

Here at Apoc, we take pride in our city and what we can do to help it. We're glad to spread the word of helping your community by supporting local businesses, and working towards a sustainable future.


Mar 16, 2012

Cleveland's Revival starts with Deconstruction

Everyone who knows Apoc knows that we use raw, reclaimed materials. Not only are we saving natural materials that are less-commonly used in modern construction, but Cleveland's rich history is saved in each handcrafted piece of furniture. Rare, beautiful woods are recovered along with wood from old growth trees that provide strength and beauty to every thing we create.

How are these materials recovered? Apoc has it's own organized deconstruction crew that target sites out in the city of Cleveland, ready to help tear down expired homes that, if left standing, could potentially endanger citizens. Not only are they helping the city by giving man-power to clean up the area of urban blight, they're helping the environment by deconstructing and finding materials that can be used in the Apoc design shop to create custom furniture. Apoc reclaims these materials, turning waste into an asset.

The Apoc Deconstruction crew at Eddy Road

Some recent deconstruction projects have made it to the news in France in December 2011, highlighting specific East Cleveland locations, like Eddy Road. Nationally, Apoc has been recognized as a reviver of the rust belt by Jesse Ashlock in Details magazine. (watch Jesse Ashlock talk about the Rust Belt Renaissance here on MSNBC).

Tom Hennessy of the Apoc Deconstruction crew is made internationally famous

Cleveland is in a state of revival, progressing from the ground up. The only way we can get back to Cleveland roots and grow is to start with deconstruction. Reclaimed materials and Cleveland history take these custom furniture pieces beyond just 'eco-chic'.