Repurposed Traffic Sign Chair by Boris Bally

Repurposed Traffic Sign Chair by Boris Bally

Via Boris Bally.

Emeco Goes Green : The 111 Coca Cola Pet Bottles Navy Chair

This photo from a post at Design Paris

The bottom of the seat reads:

When you recycle a plastic bottle, you’re doing something good. When you recycle 111 of them, you’re doing something great!

Firsts Emeco went nude, then they went light, then wood and now they are going red…err green:

Do Drink 111 Coca Cola Pet Bottles empty and bring them to Emeco who will use them for 60% of their reincarnated 111 Navy Chair. On Show in Milan Next week


After four years of work, we have created a new Navy Chair made of 111 recycled plastic PET bottles (about 65% post consumer content). We designed The 111 Navy Chair ® to have the attributes of the original aluminum version – super strong, durable and comfortable, but now its also warm, colorful and about half the price of the aluminum one (195₤). We expect to use about 3,000,000 plastic beverage bottles each year in production, which will start in June 2010.

Via David Report, a post that happened to disappear, but still remained readable in a Feed Reader.

How to Kung Fu build a Xiaolin Rocker Chair by Hayami Arakawa

I tried to find more on the web on Hayami Arakawa. Found no website of himself, but he should make one albeit for the sole purpose of this hilarious video.

Ah but there is a blog about another work from him: Intellectual Circle

Last edited by gje on September 20, 2010 at 11:21 PM

MotoArt Grumman Albatross Float Tank Couch


It looks like a torpedo, but it is a couch is made of a ca 1950 Grumman Albatross float tank:
Donovan Fell III, here together with another Don from the MotoArt team, founded MotoArt as a hobby, now a 6 member team, to give airplane parts a new life.

Inhabitat pointed me to MotoArt, (@MotoArt Studios on Twitter)

Morro by deQuinta

A colorful sofa by deQuinta

It all started with a mess. And it was beautiful. Living in Rio, a city surrounded by a bit of chaos here and there, favelas, and thinking that besides all that it works, we figured out that this mess was also functional. And how to incorporate it into a project, how to build upon it? Perhaps even more important, how to make it socially and ecologically relevant and also inspire some criticism? Bring the discussion to your home?
So here is Morro.
Morro is a slang for favela in rio, something like a hill covered with houses built with whatever means they have. And this had to be translated to the project. Built out of foam waste from other traditional sofas, using cloth shreds as lining (with the help of a favela seamstress and craftwork co-operative) different colored and sized cubes are attached to a very simple recycled wood structure with the use of velcro.
As a result, Morro has already won an honorable mention in its first design contest and the production is about to start.
Morro was proudly designed by deQuinta, wich stands for fifth category design, and is composed by Marcelo Damm, Rafael Roldao and Renato Mosci, with the help of Giuliano Mello.

Via Design deQuinta