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Industrial Espalier Seating

Repos Fertile Sits Man Between the Artificual and Natural Realms

— June 21, 2012 — Eco
Where technology was long moving in the direction to emancipate itself from its dependence on nature, projects like this Repos Fertile lawn chair strive to bring modern man back to a place where the industrial world overlaps with the organic one. While positioned on this perch, a person can contemplate the part that he plays between these different but connected worlds.

House.Work assembled this sturdy outdoor armchair using recycled stainless steel grilles that bear a resemblance to the bodies of shopping carts. A PVC fabric seat stretches from backrest to bottom and provides a little extra padding between the sitter and hard metal. Gaping caged voids give the Repos Fertile is substantial frame and they were designed to become trellises for the climbing plants around the piece.
Trend Themes
1. Industrial-nature Integration - The trend of integrating industrial elements with natural surroundings presents opportunities for creating innovative designs that bridge the gap between manmade and organic.
2. Recycled Materials Furniture - The trend of using recycled materials in furniture design opens up possibilities for eco-friendly, sustainable products that appeal to environmentally-conscious consumers.
3. Functional Outdoor Seating - The trend of creating outdoor seating that combines functionality and aesthetics allows for the development of comfortable and stylish furniture pieces suitable for various environments.
Industry Implications
1. Outdoor Furniture - The outdoor furniture industry can leverage the trend of industrial-nature integration to design and produce innovative seating solutions that blend seamlessly with outdoor surroundings.
2. Sustainable Design - The sustainable design industry can capitalize on the trend of using recycled materials in furniture to create eco-friendly products that appeal to environmentally conscious consumers.
3. Landscaping and Gardening - The landscaping and gardening industry can explore the trend of functional outdoor seating to incorporate seating structures that blend with the natural landscape, enhancing the overall aesthetic and functionality of outdoor spaces.
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