Posts tagged ‘recycled’

October 30, 2009

Umbrellas get a second life « Seed & Sew

From Seed and Sew

“Through her label Himane, Haitian designer Catherine Edouard Charlot makes new bags and women’s fashion out of broken umbrellas.  After a rainstorm you always see them, lying there, wilted on the sidewalk.  Charlot gives them new life. Each unique piece is collected.”

Umbrellas get a second life « Seed & Sew.

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October 20, 2009

Inhabitat » David Stark’s Incredible Recycled Cardboard Creations

Inhabitat » David Stark’s Incredible Recycled Cardboard Creations.

A new West Elm store opened up in Manhattan last week, and the opening gala featured an incredible collection of one-of-a-kind cardboard furnishings crafted by acclaimed designer and event producer David Stark. Constructed from recycled West Elm packaging materials and catalogs, the objects were auctioned off in a silent auction with all the proceeds going to the Cooper Hewitt Museum, a museum devoted to historic and contemporary design.

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Stark, who has designed events for clients like Rachel Ray, Conde Nast, Target, and Nicole Miller, has lots of experience in forward thinking design. This newest exhibition takes a look at the materials that go into showcasing and shipping West Elm’s products and reuses them. Each item is unique and entirely made from recycled shipping materials.

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His pom-pom trees and chairs are made from recycled and shredded West Elm catalogs. The clocks, lamps, tableware, and tissue box are all formed from cardboard boxes. The striking vases and cacti statues are all formed from layers of cardboard. It’s all very interesting artistically, but one does have to wonder if the execs at West Elm are rethinking the amount of cardboard they use annually. The event was a success, with reported donations of $8,000 going to the Cooper Hewitt Museum.

Via Design Sponge Online

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