venice architecture biennale 08: millegomme / refunc venice architecture biennale 08: millegomme / refunc
oct 01, 2008

venice architecture biennale 08: millegomme / refunc

installation view of ‘salone di gomme’ by millegomme / refunc image © designboom

denis oudendijk and jan körbes of millegomme / refunc are considered garbage architects, in a good way. bordering on the edge of art, design and architecture, their projects take old materials to make new functional products, providing a second-life to objects which would normally be discarded. millegomme found its origins in gipsy camps in rome, where the duo started designing objects from car tires. their ‘salone di gomme’ at the venice architecture biennale are sculptural worms made entirely of reused tires, which is also a functional seating unit.

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the arrangement of tires also provides areas in which people can take a seat and rest image © designboom

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millegomme: http://www.millegomme.com refunc: http://www.refunc.nl venice architecture biennale: http://www.labiennale.org

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