The Nelly Trakidou '79°C' bench heats up the furniture world. The Greek designer takes an old water heater and chair legs and recycles them into dynamic seating.
Trakidou's project uses upcycling, which is when a product that is considered waste is repurposed for a new and practical functions. In doing this, the product becomes useful as its life is prolonged.
The use of a bright color combination helps in forgetting that the Nelly Trakidou '79°C' bench comes from recycled goods. However, with the name of the bench originating from the water temperature of the heater. And, Trakidou use of small details such as the heater's thermostat to remind users of its previous life.
The bench is the perfect example of how to revive something while still keeping the essence of the original product.
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