venice architecture biennale 08: greg lynn's recycled toy furniture
 
venice architecture biennale 08: greg lynn's recycled toy furniture
sep 17, 2008

venice architecture biennale 08: greg lynn's recycled toy furniture

greg lynn has won the golden lion for the best installation project in the international exhibition
at the biennale, for a series of furniture made from recycled children’s toys.
the objects include four different-sized tables with plastic panelite tops, a low bench,
a storage wall, a coat rack and cylindrical shoe closet. ‘my father worked for a corporation
which produced blister packages’, says lynn, ‘plastics were the future and I was surrounded
by it. now, almost half century later petrolium-based commodities are becoming new
luxury items. I have two kids and they consume toys. I recycle their unused toys into
‘bricks’ to create furniture and usable objects.’
the toys are laser scanned and digitized into a computer, their intersections are defined
as cutting paths, a robot cuts their joints and connections with precision.the toy bricks
then are welded together with a tool used to repair car fenders.

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venice architecture biennale 08: greg lynn's recycled toy furniture
venice architecture biennale 08: greg lynn's recycled toy furniture
venice architecture biennale 08: greg lynn's recycled toy furniture
venice architecture biennale 08: greg lynn's recycled toy furniture
venice architecture biennale 08: greg lynn's recycled toy furniture
venice architecture biennale 08: greg lynn's recycled toy furniture
venice architecture biennale 08: greg lynn's recycled toy furniture
venice architecture biennale 08: greg lynn's recycled toy furniture
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