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Taboo Collection Reuses Bags & Bottles to Create Functional Furniture

 - May 4, 2011
References: birselplusseck & contemporist
Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck designed the Taboo Collection with the idea of confronting the vast amount of the plastic waste in Senegal. The stool and table -- which draw inspiration from how Western Africans sit -- is made from 75% recycled material.

To create the Taboo Collection, Birsel and Seck collaborated with a Transtech manufacturer of septic tanks that uses recycled materials in its process. The Taboo Collection furniture comes in a range of colors; the color is dependent upon the color of the plastic being recycled to create the furniture. The furniture can be used both indoors and outdoors.

What is innovative about these design pieces is how they blend environmental values and the functional elements of daily life into an aesthetically appealing product.