Boris Bally and his Upcycled Traffic Sign “Broadway” armchair has already been featured here on Chair Blog, and funnily enough, it was featured in yellow color – the theme color of the month of September on the blog!
Today, I’d like to post Boris’ tall back “Transit” chair, also made of re-used traffic signs, champagne corks and steel hardware. There are so many color and print variations of it that I suggest you go to Bally’s website to see them all!
Image via designboom.com
The Sea Chair Project aims to solve the problem of plastic, one chair at a time. Creative minds behind the idea, Azusa Murakami, Alexander Groves & Kieran Jones, made a machine that collects and processes the plastic from marine debris, and are now looking for funding to turn a small fishing trawler into a fully functioning chair making factory – you can help by voting for them here.
From the creators:
“The Sea Chair is a project whereby we hope to collect the considerable volume of micro plastic that pollutes our seas and turn this waste into locally produced sea chairs.
We hope to do this with the help of Britain’s declining fishing fleet, by turning one Cornish fishing boat into a fully functioning plastic chair factory. Having been short-listed for the Victorinox 2011 Time-to-care award, we hope to secure enough funding to sail this boat across the open oceans fabricating chairs along the way.”
The Sea Chair Project will be exhibiting at The Dublin Science Gallery at the end of the year, and the series of chairs produced are to be exhibited at Milan 2012.
Another chair to be presented at Milan 2011 this month is Piana by British architect David Chipperfield for Italian design company Alessi. Alessi is well known for its innovative designs in mostly all things that can be labelled “accessories”, so a new product being a chair is a unique step for the company.
Piana is a folding and stackable seat that is manufactured from 100% recycled polypropylene and rotates around a single point held by two screws. Available in 6 kitchen-friendly (2 of which even sound yummy) colors: white, raspberry red, saffron yellow, patina green, traffic black and pebble grey.
Hanger Chair by Biaugust
Discovered this Hanger Chair by Biaugust (photo via Fubonart)
Both born in August, Owen Chuang and Cloud Lu named their co-founded design company “Biaugust” to declare that their love for design was as passsionate as the August sun. After completing their foreign studies in Japan in 2005, both of them chose to return to Taiwan and establish the “Biaugust Creation Office” in Taipei. They then began to carry out a wide range of graphic design tasks, and started to participate in all kinds ofart-creation activities.
Biaugust about the Hanger Chair:
Hanger + Clothes
The appearance, shape and function of a hanger are changed when it is taken apart. But itâ€™s still a hanger after we rebuild it. We take old weathered hangers, remove the brittle plastic and weld the metal parts together. With some of our creative thoughts, we designed a chair for hangers. We use the recycled fabric, paper and cotton thread to weave a cover for the chair. Hangers, clothes and people are already related. And the relationship has transformed to a whole new level because of this design.
Wonder whether we will be seeing more chairs of these designers.