Michael Neville's Rocking Chair Design is Unusual and Eco-Friendly

 - Feb 20, 2014
References: michaelnevilledesign & designboom
The 'Colonial Turd' rocking chair design by Michael Neville doesn’t quite resemble a traditional rocking horse or a chair, but it does introduce a new form and sustainability to the classic rocker without sacrificing any function. Although the Colonial Turd series is missing the actual rockers, the irregular shapes will be balanced out when a kid sits on one of them.

The unusual rocking chairs have a solid rock-like shape that comes from their makeup of post-consumer cardboard pulp. The chairs have names like 'Rad-Berry' and 'Coffee Bean,' which reflect the natural dyes that they were colored with. Since sustainability was a big focus in the making of the Colonial Turd series, the wood used to make the handles is native to North America, which is home to the Detroit-based designer.

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