Waste Furniture

 - Apr 26, 2008
References: waste-bcn
I always find it very disheartening that recycled products are mostly pretty expensive. Usually you have to pay a premium to go "green", which both discourages and confuses me. Utilizing recycled materials should make the product cheaper not more expensive.

Take these giant bean bags by Spanish company WASTE that are made from discarded automotive upholstery for example. At 215€, you're paying quite a large amount for something made from old car upholstery. However, I must admit that I like the company's goal to "transform the undesirable into desirable."

According to WASTE, "the bean bags are filed with polystyrene beans, which enable the characteristic mobility of a bean bag. The filling is secured with a double safety lock, combining velcro and zips."

Check out what else people have done with recycled auto upholstery: