Relaxation Recycled

Reusing discarded materials to create contemporary designs

Implications - Industrial design is strongly promoting the use of discarded or found objects to create new functional, artistic design solutions. Articles as diverse as plastic straws and TVs are being recycled, reused and reinvented as materials from which to create comfortable, innovative and original designs.
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Piled Pillow Seating - The Comfortable Cushionized Sofa by Christiane Hoegner
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Warm 38,158 Clicks Pub: Oct 8, 09
Piled Pillow Seating
The Comfortable Cushionized Sofa by Christiane Hoegner
Do your best impression of the ‘Princess and the Pea’ by napping on the Cushionized Sofa by Christiane Hoegner only instead of a multitude of mattresses you will lay down on a heap of multi-colored cushions.… [More]
Pop Bottle Benches - Pawel Grunert Turns Recycled Containers Into Functional Chairs
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Warm 30,227 Clicks Pub: Aug 12, 09
Pop Bottle Benches
Pawel Grunert Turns Recycled Containers Into Functional Chairs
Using a stainless steel frame and many, many bottles, furniture designer Pawel Grunert created the SIE43 chair. The SIE43 chair by Pawel Grunert was created for the ‘Eco Trans Pop’ exhibition. The chair… [More]
Plastic Straw Seating - Scott Jarvie's Innovative Clutch Chair
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Average 18,721 Clicks Pub: Sep 11, 09
Plastic Straw Seating
Scott Jarvie's Innovative Clutch Chair
Scott Jarvie’s Clutch Chair is made from 10,000 drinking straws. According to the artist statement it, is “...an exploratory research piece that passes comment on our disposable culture.” The chair was… [More]
Crumpled Paper Seating - The ‘Cloud' Sofa Turns A New Page In Couch Design
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Mild 23,034 Clicks Pub: Apr 6, 09
Crumpled Paper Seating
The ‘Cloud' Sofa Turns A New Page In Couch Design
Paper seems to fascinate designer Tokujin Yoshioka who ingeniously crafted the Cloud sofa for high end Italian manufacturer Moroso. Presented at the Moroso Furniture Show during Milan Design Week 2009,… [More]
DIY Wheelbarrow Benches - Mobile Outdoor Seating on a Wheel
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Mild 31,771 Clicks Pub: Mar 7, 09
DIY Wheelbarrow Benches
Mobile Outdoor Seating on a Wheel
A movable bench, like the one by Dutch designer Rogier Martens, is a great idea since a good garden bench is, by definition, sturdy, heavy and usually difficult to move. The movablity factor makes this… [More]
Tied-Up Seating - The Fatties Chair is a Perfect Father's Day Sentiment
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Mild 9,153 Clicks Pub: Jun 19, 09
Tied-Up Seating
The Fatties Chair is a Perfect Father's Day Sentiment
Fathers love two things: Their lounge chairs and their neckties. Tracy Deramus is officially the greatest woman on the planet (in a male’s eyes) for creating the Fatties Chair. This beautifully composed… [More]
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