White Books Chairs – Chair Installation

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Enzo Iorio, one of the participants, asked me to have a look at Ri-Parliamone.it

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Enzo came together with a group of creative friends on occasion of their participation in the Cartasia 2010 Biennial of Contemporary Art which will be held in Lucca, Italia from June 19 – July 18, 2010.

It gave them the opportunity to rethink the use of old books that are about to end in a trash bin. They decided to give the old books a second life as chairs. The installation by Ri-Parliamone was showcased during a preview of the 2010 Biennial in Lucca from September 5 – October 3, 2009.

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The books are soaked in a solution of water and vinyl glue to give them the necessary rigidity and resistance. Once dry they are given a coat of water-based paint. Subsequently they are assembled on a pallet, glued together and connected internally by a small metallic structure which guarantees its stability.
Being exposed to all weather conditions for a month, a transparent coat of water resistant paint is given for further safety.

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apart from reading books, we can sit comfortably on a “mountain” of books

Thank you, Enzio! Great Idea!

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Lounge Chair made of paperbacks

Just because you don’t enjoy reading a good book, doesn’t mean there aren’t many other uses for all of those books piled up in the attic.

Make a lounge chair from your old paperbacks…

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Istanbul Street Bench: Sit on a Book for a change

Istanbul Street Bench 01
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On a recent trip to Istanbul I discovered this street bench in book form.