887 CDs and DVDs make up the 'compact disc chair' by boris dennler

887 CDs and DVDs make up the 'compact disc chair' by boris dennler

Boris Dennler recycles 887 cds and dvds for new furniture piece

 

Swiss designer Boris Dennler created a recycled chair made out of deformed 887 CDs and DVDs titled ‘Compact Disc Chair.’ Through experimentation, the iridescent discs are deformed with heat and fixed by screws and assembly glue onto a rounded wooden skeleton cut by a digital mill — giving new value and purpose to these soon-to-be-obsolete products.

 

Since 2004, Dennler’s work has essentially focused on recycling, and for this project, he re-imagined the use of compact discs as their product cycle has been dying for the past 17 years.‘Physical hardware is gradually being replaced by the cloud, streaming, and USB keys. With the advent of MP3, the 2000s sealed the gradual disappearance of the audio cassette, then of the compact disc. Nevertheless, the vinyl record has managed to survive somehow, to currently experience a renaissance, pampered by a few aficionados,’ he writes.

 

The chair will be exhibited as part of the Galila’s P.O.C collection in Brussels this fall.

887 cd's and dvd's make up boris dennler's recycled 'compact disc chair'
‘compact disc chair’ made of 887 CDs and DVDs

all images courtesy of Noé Cotter

 

 

experimenting with different temperatures

 

The initial research behind the ‘Compact Disc Chair’ considers different methods to exploit CDs and DVDs as plastic-based objects. Indeed, product designer Boris Dennler focused on how easily deformable plastic can be; he began experimenting with different hot temperatures and tools to produce and test out multiple deformations. Following the discs’ original circular shape, the final fish-scale appearance naturally emerged and the resulting overlaying iridescence evokes a multicolored chain mail linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. When sunlight hits, the furniture piece radiates dozens of sparkling colors across the room — a sight to see at the upcoming Galila’s P.O.C show. 

887 cd's and dvd's make up boris dennler's recycled 'compact disc chair'
‘compact disc chair’ radiating dozens of colors onto the space

887 cd's and dvd's make up boris dennler's recycled 'compact disc chair'
closeup of the deformed compact discs

887 cd's and dvd's make up boris dennler's recycled 'compact disc chair'
direct sun reflects abstract colors all around

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887 cd's and dvd's make up boris dennler's recycled 'compact disc chair'
overlaying discs evoke a multicolored chain mail

887 cd's and dvd's make up boris dennler's recycled 'compact disc chair'
evoking the appearance of fish scales

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project info:

 

name: Compact Disc Chair

chair design: Boris Dennler

set design: Karen Pisoni

to be showcased at: Galila’s P.O.C, Brussels, Belgiu

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions’ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: zaha mango | designboom

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