These Beautiful Iron-like Side Tables are Made from Sunflower Oil Waste

By: Cadhla Gray - Oct 2, 2015
References: marlene-huissoud & fastcodesign
These side tables created for Vienna's Design Week are made out of the unlikely material of sunflower oil waste. The festival's 'Passionwege' section aims to spark connections and build relationships between international artists and local Viennese manufacturers. This goal was achieved beautifully with artist Marlene Huissoud and the Gegenbauer Vinegar Brewery.

Using the production plant's sunflower oil waste, these charcoal-colored tables are as eco-friendly as they are stylish. The waste comes out in long skinny tubes that resemble iron rods. The center of both furniture pieces are designed by twisting these tubes into a support beam that rises from the base and holds the round surface. While the center is made from waste, the top is covered in a design that uses the raw material -- reminding viewers where the recycled material came from.