ramon coronado's mercado negro shopping cart furniture 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

  • soooo coollll…. congratulation!!! love it!!

    lidyce says:

    ELBINO says:
  • Lame art project, unnecessary “design”…

    Battleshark says:
  • I’m pretty sure that last picture is an angle grinder not a welding torch.

    GP says:

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