‘mercado negro’ – chair, lamp and table
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 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
welding the chair’s metal leg supports