Our Story

Funk & Junk was born when Kim’s Designing Vision and Gene’s Industrial Style convened while working on a project together for their own businesses. They instantly realized that their artistry and creativity complemented each other producing furniture that is stylish, functional and funky. 


Kim Lapierre

Fueled by her desire to design and create distinctive and compelling homes, she traded a Wall Street career for a more authentic connection to the creative process. Kim started Lapierre Designs, which led her to start her company Funk & Junk that offers vintage and industrial style case goods. They also specialize in lighting and home accessories for sale and rent through the artist community of Lambertille, NJ.

Gene Salerno 

A carpenter since the age of 15, Gene has been passionate about reclaiming treasures he found in rivers and abandoned buildings, repurposing them into unique handcrafted furniture. Following his dream, he established Wild Edge Designs in 2010. He worked with interior designers  in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to create custom tables, benches and lighting to meet their specifications.