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ramon coronado's mercado negro shopping cart furniture
jan 20, 2010
ramon coronado's mercado negro shopping cart furniture


ramon coronado’s mercado negro shopping cart furniture

 

 

 

LA-based designer ramon coronado‘s project ‘mercado negro’ – which means ‘black market’ in spanish – was a 12-week long project which dealt with reclaiming mundane objects, disassembling and transforming them into new pieces. coronado took apart shopping carts and reconstructed them into a swing, chair, table and lamp. the work is meant to comment on the lack of parks and functional recreational spaces within los angeles.


‘mercado negro’ – chair

 


‘mercado negro’ – table

 

 

 

the process:


the reclaimed and disassembled shopping cart being cleaned

 


parts ready to be reconstructed

 


bending the plastic to create curves for the chair

 


cutting the cart to desired size

 


preparing the metal components – legs, stands, supports – of the furniture pieces

 


working together

 

 


welding the chair’s metal leg supports

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