bar stools and benches by tsuyoshi hayashi are built with discarded roof tiles
 
bar stools and benches by tsuyoshi hayashi are built with discarded roof tiles
jan 20, 2014

bar stools and benches by tsuyoshi hayashi are built with discarded roof tiles

‘kawara benches’ by tsuyoshi hayashi are built with discarded roof tiles
image courtesy tsuyoshi hayashi

 

 

 

as ceramic waste products are difficult to recycle, eindhoven-based designer tsuyoshi hayashi has developed a clever modular seating system that salvages japanese rooftop tiles that would otherwise be discarded.  an entry of the [D3] young designers contest during IMM cologne 2014, the ‘kawara bench’ initiative preserves the rugged outdoor aesthetic of the reclaimed tiles, highlighting their smooth curve and unique texture in the form of an ergonomic seat pan. to render the benches and bar stools useful, the re-purposed waste-material is mounted on-top a simple wooden-frame construction to create a series of functional furniture pieces.

kawara bench by tsuyoshi hayashi at IMM cologne

the clever modular seating system salvages japanese rooftop tiles that would otherwise be discarded

kawara bench by tsuyoshi hayashi at IMM cologne

the ‘kawara bench’ was part of the [D3] contest during IMM cologne 2014

kawara bench by tsuyoshi hayashi at IMM cologne

the waste tiles are mounted onto a simple wooden-frame construction to create a series of functional furniture pieces

kawara bench by tsuyoshi hayashi at IMM cologne

the project preserves the outdoor aesthetic of the reclaimed tiles, highlighting their smooth curve and unique texture

kawara bench by tsuyoshi hayashi at IMM cologne

kawara bench by tsuyoshi hayashi at IMM cologne

kawara bench by tsuyoshi hayashi at IMM cologne

detail of the salvage waste tiles used for the ‘kawara benches’

kawara bench by tsuyoshi hayashi at IMM cologne

defective roof tiles

 

  • I doubt how comfortable it is and that is the primary task of any chair.

    trendoffice
  • OK, I was wrong. Tall stools have foot supports. Maybe these were tested out on real thighs before final version was built. Tisk. So much for anatomical assumptions.

    mkc
  • Simple, clever, pretty, but ouch!
    Not the seat itself, but its edge. Few of the pieces have footrest support, leaving legs dangling- resulting in thigh bruises. It’s always the details that thwart the best ideas and intentions…

    mkc

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