'Banquinho Bo', child's bench with giraffe back
“For me popular art is non-existent. Out of necessity people do things that are related to life” – With this sentence, said by the Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, Studio MK27 described the idea behind their exhibition of furniture at this year’s INTERIEUR in Kortrijk. The showcased furniture were designed and created by Brazilian civil construction laborers with residual building materials. All of them were used at the construction sites. Some of the pieces underwent some small interventions, realized in a precise and artisan manner.
Stool made from recycled aluminium by Mater
With this series of stools made from recycled aluminium the Danish manufacturer Mater is participating in the fair trade workshop SUSBIZ India managed and audited by the Danish Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises together with the Danish Commerce and Companies Agency. The objective of the project is to strengthen the ability of Danish companies and their Indian suppliers to create synergies between social and environmental improvements and core business.
‘High Stool’ by Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou (Space) is made from old car components and other waste and manufactured entirely by hand with the use of old traditional casting methods.
'offcut' by Edwards Moore
The Melbourne based architecture and design practice Edwards Moore created this barstool made from reclaimed timber off-cuts compressed by a tension belt. The perfectly even top, finished with linseed oil putty and wax, builds a contrast to the rough and unregular composition. ‘offcut’ was designed as part of this year’s currently ongoing State of Design Festival in Melbourne.