Upcycled chairs are chairs made from salvaged or recycled material.
Suitcase Chair An old khaki canvas suitcase has been recreated into a slick Suitcase Chair. The chair has a steel reinforced internal structure, is upholstered in black leather, with timber stained tapered legs. South Africa’s www.recreate.za.net $1500.
ABC 123 Chair
These blocks are easy finds at Garage Sales…
Coat Check Chair
Joey Zeledón. Made with removable coat hangers and the steel bar from a closet rack shaped into a chair frame. Good for next to the closet.
Viva Terra – tightly woven newspapers corded with the tensile strength
of tough woven fiber. No BPA inks please!
25″W x 25″D x 33″H $425. vivaterra.com
The Un-Tie Chair
Designer: Peter Raphael Russo, San Francisco
Scourers the web for parts.
Old Boat Chairs Designers: Artlantique
Available in Spain & France
VHS Tape Chair
By Kez Allen of the UK
Rubber Band Chairs
By Orchard Studio in the UK.
The rubber band chairs come flat packed.
The latex rubber bands go on or off quickly and the wood is recycled osb (oriented strandboard). OSB is more environmentally friendly than plywood because it uses wood scraps that would otherwise be sent to the landfill.
Orchard Studio – orchardstudio.co.uk
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Milk Crate Chair, Stool and Table
Piano Key Chair (Korobeiniki Chair)
By Boris Bally of Rhode Island.
Made of recycled street signs, reused steel hardware and champagne corks.
Each piece is unique and “humanufactured” in the United States.
Each Chair $999.00 at gnr8.biz
For many more styles see: borisbally.com
Plastic Bag Chair – Inkuku chair
Designer: Ryan Frank
The chair is made entirely from recycled plastic shopping bags.
The legs are recycled aluminum. Inspiration for Inkuku (means chicken)
has been taken from South African townships where the wrapping technique is used to create handcrafted chicken ornaments. Write for a price.
The Metro Chair
Designer: Jamie Ward
All of his products are made completely out of recycled materials. Based in Manchester.
The Cassette Chair
Designer: ABR structure
Elvis Presley, Madonna, ABBA, New Wave… Remembering all those artists that we grew up with… With a walkman attached to its side, Nostalgic chair pays a tribute to the now obsolete medium of cassette tape, which was the first to introduce mobility to music reproduction as well as the first recording medium that permitted us to create our own personalizad mix tapes. Long live the Tape! 180 Euros.
The Rag Chair
Bits and pieces of left over factory material.
Shopping Cart Chair
Designer: Frank Schreiner
‘Consumer’s Rest’ chair, 1983. H. 96.3 cm; 72 x 47 cm. Made by the shopping trolley manufacturer Siegel, Günzburg. Steel wire. liveauctioneers.com
or new reestore.com
Recycled Plastic Chair – RD4 Chair LE
Designer: Richard G. Liddle, 2007
Manufacturer: Cohda, London, UK Materials: 100% recycled plastic waste. This limited edition chair is available in two colors: Green and Black. A limited run of 50 of each color has been produced. $ 1800.
Grandma’s Lace Chair
Designer: Yaron Elyasi
After melting the plastic, he dribbles the soft plastic strings onto a mold in a free form manner. yaronelyasi.com
The CD Chair – Panda Chair
Designer: Belen Hermosa
Designer: Emiliano Godoy
Handmade by craftspeople from offcuts from candy wrapper manufacturers.
Can be flat packed for shipping. godoylab.com
Paper Tube Chairs
Designer: Manfred Kielnhofer
The armchairs are made from used cardboard tubes.
The tubes are made from recycled paper.
Used Pipe Chairs
Designer: Piet Hein Eek
Made from used steel pipe. 8,000 Euros.
Recycled Ski Chairs
Designer: Lawrence Laleme better known as Punky.
His home-based northern New Hampshire business is called P.S. Furniture
(Punky’s Seasonal Furniture).
118 West End Road, Lisbon, NH 603 838 6308
Lots of Legs Chair
Designer: Ruth Barbara Weber
By binding legs and one arm of old chairs together, waste is reborn/recyceled into a new chair. produktdesign.hfg-karlsruhe.de
Recycled Cardboard Expanding Chair/Couch
FlexibleLove™ furniture incorporates an ‘accordion-like, honeycomb’ structure to create durable furniture pieces produced from widely-available recycled materials. FlexibleLove furniture, such as FlexibleLove Earth 16, are made from recycled paper and recycled wood waste, and are produced using pre-existing manufacturing processes in order to reduce their overall impact on the environment.
Bear Love Chair
Designer: Fernando and Humber Campana of Portugal