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Animal By-Product Chairs

Tobias Trübenbacher Uses Animal Offal for His 'Inner Values' Collection

— May 29, 2018 — Art & Design
Tobias Trübenbacher — an industrial design student at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, made use of animal by-product for his experimental chair designs. In an attempt to counter the wasteful culture in the food industry and to redefine the current ungrateful approach to livestock, the young creative selected animal offal as a material.

Tobias Trübenbacher dried, stretched and wove pig bladders and cow intestines for the creation of his chairs. The animal by-product was then "prepared with glue and resin or blown up." To bring about a more agreeable aesthetic, the designer experimented with tanning for his unconventional furniture.

Inner Values does not only place emphasis on the existing worth in animal by-products, however. The experiment also seeks to reveal whether individuals will choose to interact with objects, made up of materials that are stereotypically upheld as abhorrent.
Trend Themes
1. Sustainable Materials - Using animal by-products for furniture design presents opportunities for sustainable materials and ethical sourcing in the industry.
2. Circular Economy - Designing furniture from animal offal promotes a circular economy by reusing waste materials and challenging the traditional linear production model.
3. Provocative Design - Utilizing unconventional materials like dried pig bladders and cow intestines creates opportunities for provocative and thought-provoking design in the furniture industry.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - The furniture design industry can explore the use of animal by-products to create unique and sustainable pieces.
2. Sustainable Fashion - Sustainable fashion brands can consider integrating animal by-products and unconventional materials in their designs, pushing boundaries and challenging norms.
3. Ethical Manufacturing - The trend of using animal offal in design opens up possibilities for ethical manufacturing practices, where waste materials are repurposed and given new value.
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