May 2, 2014 – New York, NY – The Think Tank, a new design center, offers fresh ways to update, renew, build or rebuild living spaces. Tucked away in the Garner Arts Center in Garnerville, New York, The Think Tank is the brainchild of design duo, Sindi Landman and Lisa Shapot. The duo does it all; from complex residential renovations and new builds to simple design services, like color consultations, “daykovers,” or full house moves.
“Thinking outside the box is one of our specialties,” Shapot says. “So with new eyes viewing a house, we’re able to redecorate, repurpose and arrange the house using all of their existing pieces. One of our favorite things is seeing the stress leave the homeowner and the pride they feel in how their new home has been transformed.”
The Think Tank is making homeowners reevaluate the items they once labeled as useless. Showing them that the benefits of recycling and repurposing aren’t just cost-effective.
“A main objective is to show and teach customers how to reuse, repurpose and redecorate with their existing furniture and, at the same time, keeping the landfills free of some of the 10 million pieces of furniture that gets thrown away every year,” Landman says.
Throwing old furniture away doesn’t go unnoticed. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 8.8 million tons of furniture end up in U.S. landfills. The duo strongly encourages others to be proactive by holding paint classes to teach people how to repurpose their furniture, according to Landman.
In addition to their home design work in the community and repurposing and paint classes, The Think Tank will be holding artist gallery events to feature local artists, and corporate events for companies that would like to use the space. As well as a showroom and consultation area that boasts a retail center.