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designer's own words:

This stool is composed of a waste bin and a piece of a discarded concrete forming sheet. The forming sheet was cleaned, prepared and fit to the bin. The function of the waste bin remains, in that one must simply remove the cover – which, with this small addition, increases the value and use of the bin. _________________________________________________________________ Statement: In our opinion, the term “waste” is a linguistic invention of consumer society used to describe a material or form that either no longer fulfills its original purpose due to damage (a broken pen), arises as an unintended result of a manufacturing process (gypsum), or was designed with a limited lifespan in mind (bottle cap). We approach waste at this very fragile linguistic moment – a moment full of promise, a moment where it is possible to examine the true qualities of the materials and forms by finding new applications for these inherited by-products of the industrial megalith. We don’t expect to completely and permanently solve the world’s waste issues, however we do feel obliged to approach design with that nagging question in mind: how do we get rid of it? In our opinion, designers and product developers need to consider the afterlife of the objects they create, which doesn’t imply alternative, improvised or moralistic solutions, rather premium, cost-effective, aesthetic products that are sustainable. (Because we know that industry and society will continue making waste.) -dt&ts

with trash inside

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