11 Aug '12, 11am

Stylish Seats Made from Old Washing Machine Parts

Stylish Seats Made from Old Washing Machine Parts

© Xavier Baghdadi / Lea Kradokian . A recycled seat by Junk Munkez. With their country producing 4,000 tons of waste per day, and recycling less than 10 percent of it, green Lebanese designers Xavier Baghdadi and Lea Kradokian have their work cut out for them -- but no shortage of materials with which to craft their upcycled creations. Baghdadi and Kradokian got their first taste of working with trash when they were invited by gallery owner Rania Choueiri to take part in a recycled art and design exhibition earlier this summer at L'Atelier Fanfreluche in Beirut's Mar Mikhail neighborhood. The exhibit, "Trashy Treasures ," featured furniture, accessories, sculpture, and art works by 18 different artists. © Xavier Baghdadi / Lea Kradokian . Views of Junk Munkez's recycled seats showing design details (L) and the hidden storage area underneath (R). Trash is a major problem in...

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