10 Sep '12, 9am

Recycled Wooden Chairs Made from Gym Floors

Recycled Wooden Chairs Made from Gym Floors

Inspired by the Olympics , these chairs are called Project Won . The furniture maker, James Henry Austin, has made them out of wood from old gym flooring. James Henry Austin is a small design company with an environmental ethos. They have a "strong desire to create beautiful, usable and sustainable environments". Each piece of the furniture is handmade, one at a time, using artisanal joinery techniques. © James Austin First admired in Inhabitat , Austin has salvaged hardwood floorboards as the material for these new pieces. He has kept the painted lines as part of the design. It's a nod to the Olympics and the furniture's history. © James Austin The individual planks are hand sanded, leaving the original sports lines on display and then re-coated with a natural wax oil. © James Austin They have purposely been left to look rough and slightly unfinished, with a rather tradit...

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