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Living Seating

Kevin Hunt Turns Old Patio Furniture Into Lush Growing Gardens

— May 26, 2011 — Art & Design
Kevin Hunt is artist and designer who uses recycled objects (mostly furniture) to create new and enticing works of art. Most of the objects that he finds are battered and no long beautiful, he then finds creative solutions to bring that beauty back into their lives.

The latest recycled work of art by Kevin Hunt is called The Garden Furniture in which he takes old furniture such as chairs, dressers and even patio doors and turns them into a haven for luscious green grass to grow. Hunt stuck grass seeds to the old wood surfaces and took care of them until they grew.

The furniture in this set looks great and is quite the conversation-starter.
Trend Themes
1. Upcycling Art - The trend of using recycled objects (furniture) to create new works of art is disrupting the conventional art world and providing opportunities for innovative artists to create unique pieces.
2. Living Furniture - The trend of incorporating plants and gardens into furniture is revolutionizing the furniture industry and providing opportunities for eco-friendly designs.
3. Sustainable Gardening - The trend of using recycled objects (furniture) for gardening and planting purposes is disrupting the traditional gardening industry, opening up opportunities for new businesses to cater to eco-conscious consumers.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - The art and design industry can explore opportunities in upcycling by incorporating recycled materials into their designs, providing eco-friendly solutions to consumers.
2. Furniture - The furniture industry can embrace the trend of living furniture by incorporating gardens and plants into their designs, providing unique and eco-friendly products to consumers.
3. Gardening - The gardening industry can explore opportunities in upcycling furniture and other objects to promote sustainable gardening practices and cater to eco-conscious consumers.
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