ONCE UPON A TIME...
Three friends decide to forge a common path together. Inspired by Sergio Leones' cinematic masterpiece, "Once Upon a Time in America", the three christen their company Noodles, Noodles & Noodles Corp. An old commercial estate is converted to serve as the company's creative headquarters. Furniture, lamps, outlets and light switches are dismantled and collected from abandoned industrial complexes in the area. Once stripped of paint and refurbished, the pieces are either used to furnish the company's own space or are sold.
The original launch of the now famous prison-bar-style steel bed, aka the Jailhousefuck. A stable, 100% steel bed frame complete with a pair of Smith & Wesson handcuffs and a lifelong guarantee. If you're wondering how the hell we came up the idea of introducing a prison bed/handcuff combo to the market, we're sorry to say the explanation is anything but simple. A crucial scene from "Once Upon a Time in America", the Levi's 501 "Jailbreak" commercial with Brad Pitt, a friend who refurbishes old iron beds, a strong predilection for vintage industrial design, conceptual and photographic thoughts on the topic of "image", spontaneity and youthful abandon combined with the technical means all played a role from the moment of conception to the finished product. Over 5,000 units have sold since the original prototype was created in the Noodles workshop. The design and construction, however, remain unchanged to this day. A lifelong guarantee and an original pair of Smith & Wesson handcuffs are always included.
The bed's success generates high demand for other pieces. Noodles Noodles & Noodles Corp. begins producing additional industrial vintage designs using authentic production methods. Noodles pieces are produced with traditional industrial craftsmanship. The design of Noodles Authentic Furniture was originally inspired by the industrial look of the early 20th century. Over the years, the collection has grown to include more distinctive pieces, marked by an unmistakable signature.
1993 - 2015
The furniture collection grows to include new designs. The pieces are available either in an authentic, steel look or with a white powder coating. The wood is brushed and oiled. In the STEEL-AUTHENTIC pieces, the steel elements are made of dark, natural steel. The Authentic Furniture look, by contrast, features a scale layer surface typical of hot-rolled steel. For those interested in an alternative to this puristic, natural steel look, Noodles Authentic Furniture is also available in the STEEL-WHITE variant, in which the steel elements are covered in a high-quality, white powder coating. This coating process guarantees a notably smooth and durable surface. The laminated, solid pinewood used in the construction of our tables, cabinets, shelves and storage units originates from sustainably managed forests and is processed in one of Europe's most traditional sawmills. The solid wood is laboriously brushed and finished with a high-quality natural oil-product. This combination of steel and wood gives rise to the typical look of Noodles Authentic Furniture. The JH series makes use of steel pipes and flat iron to provide a solid base for clothing racks, stools, table frames and bookshelves. The PX series takes its inspiration from the steel and rivet look typical of industrial structures from the early 20th century. Our Mesh series largely consists of angle steel profile frames dressed in classic wire mesh, primarily designed to serve as cabinets, clothing racks and kitchen elements. Noodles Authentic Furniture looks great in both domestic and work environments.
Wood crates - the perhaps most versatile piece of furniture in the world! Excellent quality crates. Available from Noodles. Combined with Noodles steel designs, the possibilities are endless. These sturdy crates are made of new wood pieces, which are glued and nailed together. The wood is finished with a high-quality, natural oil*. Available in two different designs and a range of sizes. Matching lids are also available. These crates - in combination with Noodles roll frames, shelf racks and other pieces made from angle steel profiles (if needed, with a securing strap) - offer a ton of simple, custom furniture options. The creative possibilities are nearly endless.
Authentic Kitchen Furniture. A selection of steel kitchen furniture. These pieces work wonderfully in studios, apartments, lofts, country houses and office kitchens. The country/industrial look is truly one of a kind. Kitchen furniture built to last. Shelving units and cabinets are available in three different widths. Can be used as individual elements or as a base for a countertop, sink or stove. These pieces can be custom outfit with your own wood or stone elements and are optionally available with the typical Noodles Authentic Furniture wood fitting. The Authentic Kitchen Furniture elements can be arranged to create a complete kitchen set-up that meets your needs. Or you can use them to spice up your existing kitchen ensemble...bon appetit!
...and the story goes on - this was just the beginning!