20 May '12, 8am

Colorful, Comfy Bench Is Made from Trashed Textiles

Colorful, Comfy Bench Is Made from Trashed Textiles

This bench, which looks something like a Jackson Pollock painting, is actually made up of shredded, unused textiles, leftover from the industrial production of carpets. Called the Plof, the bench, featured on the Outdoorz Gallery , is the work of Atelier Belge . Designed by Oskar Vermeylen, Vincent Wellemtn, Yves Verhaegen and Pim van Eijck, the Plof is upholstered with transparent polyethylene plastic. Because a new batch of colorful textiles is shredded for each bench, every version of the Plof is unique. It's a great way to put perfectly good materials to use rather than let them go into the trash. It's a surefire conversation starter as well. Best of all, it looks a lot more comfortable than your average bench- and less politically charged than the libertarian design we featured a while back.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/interior-design/colorful-comfy-...

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