Poufs made by Designer studio Ricrea

July 6th, 2011 - 

All kind of poufs (cubes, round poufs or bench poufs) made by design studio Ricrea ( represented by the trio Angela Mensi, Ingrid Taro and Cristina Merlo ). The studio is well knows due to the unique furniture collections made out of industrial left-overs: latex and materials coming from the shoe industry.
Ricrea collection offers not only poufs but also sofas, armchairs, benches, vases, all hand-made in Italy. The poufs below are using industrial waste and it is said they are very confortable. Everything is handmade and recycled from
car tyres
that were previously cleaned and painted. Via here.

Furniture design and interior architecture with recycled materials, by Maria Westerberg

July 5th, 2011 - 

We wrote previously about Maria Westerberg and her winning design piece at the Green Furniture Award 2011: the chair design made out of t-shirt and recycled materials. The artist and designer Maria Westerberg studied Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at Konstfack in Stockholm. I took a look at her designs and you can see some of them below. They are all made in recycled materials: plastic bottles, wooden parts or old clothes that she put together to sew them in nice decorative pieces of interior design.
I hope you will find this inspiring because I think it is not difficult to explore your creative side and try this at home.In 2009, Maria made a recycle interior collection for a large Swedish company, Indiska, which generated widespread attention in the national press. What is nice is that she works with already existing objects that she puts together and
explores in creative ways, making use of the previous history of the existing pieces she uses. Maria thinks “the notion of giving things a second chance is inspiring – an object made of something you used to own but wanted to throw away because it is broken, worn or out of date… a new object with an old soul.” See her site for more products here.