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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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Featured Examples

Piled Pillow Seating
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
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
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
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
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
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
Shovel Seating
Shovel Seating
‘Batsenmeubel' Spade Bench is a New Use for Garden Tools
Dutch designer Nic Roex’s ‘Spade Bench’ appreciates how an everyday garden shovel remarkably mimics the shape of the human rear end. The cheery vivid green ‘Batsenmeubel’ seating unit was made… MORE
Chairs From Old TVs
Chairs From Old TVs
Upcycling Retro Televisions Into Comfortable Seating
Alright, so maybe it is not that comfortable, but who wouldn’t want to have one of these bad boys to show off when you have people over? I would make people take pictures in it. This old school TV chair… MORE
Tricycle Seating
Tricycle Seating
Arik Ben Simhon's Sports-Inspired Bici Stool
Israeli industrial designer Arik Ben Simhon has created a seat called the Bici stool that is inspired by a bicycle. The top of the Bici stool is in the shape of a bike seat and is offered in six vibrant,… MORE
Recycled Milk Jug Seating
Recycled Milk Jug Seating
'Butter' Stool Assembles From a Single Sheet of Flat Plastic
This 'Butter' stool is created from 100% post consumer content, derived almost entirely from recycled milk containers. It is made from a single piece of material which when folded together can be hand-assembled… MORE
play_circle_filled Ballsy Seating
Ballsy Seating
Hugh Hayden Creates the Ultimate Tennis Ball Chair
For all you tennis fanatics, there is a new chair that will fit right into that empty nook in your living room, or in your own personal sports bar.  Spotted at BKLYN Designs 2009 and created by Hugh… MORE

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