In a time when we are being urged to use less and recycle here are three products that allow you to reuse exsisting bits and bobs you have lying around to create a liveable room. A chair and a table and somewhere to hang your coat,bag etc. All three use a single component that you use as a tool to create your own product. On the surface this may seem a little gimicky but as the makers of the RCO Chair featured below have pointed out there is a serious side to their work. Broken debris left in war torn Bagdad was the inspiration behind their design.
Prosthes Coat Rack by Form Us With Love. Use a broom handle, a few sticks, anything a bit pointy to slot into the connecting joint and create your own Coat Rack
Clamped Table by Ryan Sorrell. Exhibited at this years New Designerss 09 the Kingston University graduate has designed a set of table legs that can be clamped to anything flat to form a table. Pictured here with a nice new bit of board you could easily follow the theme of th RCO chair and recycle anything to hand. The legs can accommodate boards of varying thickness and are designed for creating temporary or seasonal or emergency furniture. They can easily be deconstructed and stacked away when not in use.
RCO Chair (Re-use Component Optimizer Chair) by Niklas Madsen & Per Eriksson. “We though of creating one component that can be the main structure for putting old chairs or just junk together into a new chair. RCO are made out of steel welded together into a solid structure. The user will find parts that will make-up a new chair (a new product).
The RCO component will help people to think, recycle and to re-invent new products in the same time. So it’s a tool that will help the human race to save the planet in style!”
Pictured here at Milan 09 they’ve used a combination of found chair legs and a bike seat, you could go for a more comfortable option, the bracket allows you to screw a more conventional seat to the base. For more ideas and options to go their website.