This Recycled Upholstery Uses Shredded Dollars, Pounds and Rupees

By: Cadhla Gray - Oct 6, 2015
References: & design-milk
London designer Angela Mathis turns old paper money that will otherwise be burnt into recycled upholstery for her line of eco-friendly furniture. The line is called 'VALUE' and features wooden stools with padded tops that are created out of shredded money notes. The cushions integrate a wide array of money, including the American dollar, the British pound, the Indonesion rupee and the all-uniting Euro. The colors from each different note blend together to create a colorful, visually appealing speckled pattern.

Paper money generally has a lifespan of only 18 months, proving to be quite wasteful. This line provides a great way to reuse the notes that would otherwise be destroyed. Paper bills are made from a blend of cotton and linen that could serve various design purposes like this recycled upholstery.