Adam Barron, a student of Industrial Design at the University of Cincinnati, created the super chic Reclaimed seatbelts Chairman of steel rod frame and seat belt which he collected from a local junkyard. This is one of the best designs I’ve ever seen made from reclaimed auto parts. His design combines three of the five principles of Japanese design: humor, expertise, compactness, asymmetry and simplicity. Seats are handmade in New York and, because of its nature, each seat one-of-a-kind.
Designer Lies-Marie Hoffmann recently dropped a series of sculptural benches dubbed ‘Homage to the Elm trees’ across the streets of Stockholm. Made from Elm-trunks these chunky seats encourage us to look at nature with fresh eyes while thinking and acting differently towards it.
The arboreal specialists at Nordic Tree Care provide the designer with the local raw material, which she then shapes with a chain-saw to create amazing dovetail joints and expose the trees’ own sensual attributes.
The benches are made from sustainable raw materials using traditional building methods and few finishing processes.