xavier degueldre recycles discarded shopping carts into chairs
 
xavier degueldre recycles discarded shopping carts into chairs
sep 29, 2014

xavier degueldre recycles discarded shopping carts into chairs

xavier degueldre recycles discarded shopping carts into chairs

 

 

 

the typical life span of a shopping cart is between 10 and 15 years, and after their period of good service, they are destroyed. wanting to give them a second life, xavier degueldre has decided to recycle them in a way that renders them still functional, but with renewed purpose.

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‘st. honoré’ (noir)

 

 

 

‘kart by degueldre’ is a collection of chairs and armchairs that have been fashioned from shopping carts. the result is a series of desirable, design objects derived from a very impersonal product — something that typically stands as a symbol of consumption in the occidental world. the trolleys are bent and reworked in such a way that affords them to act as comfortable furniture. each ‘kart by degueldre’ is numbered and registered, and is available in a range of shapes and sizes so that you can customize yours according to how you want to enhance your home or garden (for indoor or outdoor use). 

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‘l’étoile’ (canard)

 

 

 

in a continuous effort to ‘give back’, not only environmentally, degueldre donates part of profits from the sales of his furniture pieces to the sister emmanuelle association (ASMAE) to assist his efforts of creating a more balanced world.

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‘étoile’ (blue canard)

 

 

degueldre’s initiative is a clear reference to the work of german studio stiletto who produced readymade shopping cart chairs ‘consumer’s rest’ and ‘short rest’ in the 1980’s; and the continued practice of making use of what is available rather than constructing something completely from scratch.

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‘st. germain’ (blue)

 

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‘montaigne’ (gold)

 

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‘kart by degueldre’ can be used for outdoor applications as public seating

 

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the public enjoying the comforts of the re-purposed shopping carts

 

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the chairs adding a punch of color to the urban landscape

 

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installation along the waterfront

  • Bravo!

    nelsondreyes architect
  • It´s a copy of berlin designer Stiletto´s > Consumer’s Rest Lounge Chair from 1983

    Joe

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