RECYCLED T-SHIRT CHAIR, RECYCLED T-SHIRT BENCH, 2021
STEEL, RECYCLED DEAD-STOCK COTTON JERSEY, EPOXY RESIN
The fashion industry is built upon an endless supply of waste and excess. Even though in my practise I try to minimise this as much as possible by not over extending and keeping production runs small, at the end of the day there is always some. Design is problem solving. Before I set out to make furniture I dabbled in some designs which I thought were aesthetically pleasing utilising materials I could source easily, but I kept coming back to the same question ‘what problem am I solving?’ The problem was right in front of me and as soon as I realised, it was obvious as to what I needed to do. In order to ‘future proof’ the design of this piece we want to start by utilising a material that would otherwise go to waste, to bring a new life and new aesthetic which I have not personally seen before. Rather than try to design a ‘future proof’ aesthetic and then choose a material to suit, the material came first, then I let the rest of the design process dictate the aesthetic itself. The result is a design that is unique and irreplicable. The piece is fabricated using a similar method to fibreglassing, but instead of using fibreglass fabric, I used re-cycled dead-stock cotton fabric, which behaves very similarly when mixed with epoxy. Some of the items we re-cycled had graphics on the cotton, I left this random assortment of graphics visible to tell the story of what it used to be.
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Material: Steel, recycled dead-stock cotton jersey, epoxy resin
Dimensions: 1600 x 700 x 650 mm (Bench)
830 x 700 x 560 mm (Chair)
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