WORKSHOP SETS UP SHOP IN THE FISHER

Detroit Fisher Building furniture reclaim Workshop

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17 — One way to describe the Fisher Building’s newest tenant, Workshop, is that it’s a storefront that sells hand-made modern wood furniture. But that would be missing the point. Workshop is all about the reuse of wood salvaged — legally — from the deconstruction of Detroit homes to create furniture that pleases aesthetically while diverting potentially valuable debris from a landfill ending. In the eyes of proprietor James Willer, every piece of wood has an inherent value that only increases with the passage of time. “Every piece has its own story, its own history, its own life,” he says....

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