RE-think + RE-cycle

bin seats

bin seats by from

designer's own words:

"...a fresh look at the tired topic of waste". What more appropriate product to target than the icon of waste - the urban garbage bin.

Reusing and recycling can be a necessity or a statement, but both are driven by rethinking.

A garbage bin has its own unique characteristics: it contains, it has wheels and ribs, it is stackable and thermoplastic.

A chair has its own unique characteristics: it contains, it has legs, it reflects tradition and human dimensions, it is structural.

We shuffled these characteristics; stretched and deformed the sides of the bin to create a seat, we sawed and bent the ribs to strengthen and emphasize forms. At times we hung on to a word or an image and melted the plastic to realize it; at times we allowed the process to take its own course.

The design process reexamined the chair archetype and confronted its traditional image with the relatively inferior one of its former life as a garbage bin.

On one hand is a bin - on the other, a chair.


green bin seats

garb2_copy.jpg yellow bin seats 1

garb3_copy.jpg yellow bin seats 2

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