‘MORE THAN THIS’ CHAIRS FROM MATERIALS OFTEN FOUND ON THE STREETS

Spanish designer Curro Claret curated the More Than This exhibition at the Vincon gallery in Barcelona to showcase a collection of chairs made from materials often found on the street.

The chairs are made by people from very different backgrounds including members of the Arrels Fundacio organisation that encourages people who have lived on the streets to embrace their creative side. None of the designers really come from the design fields.

Salvaged timber planks form the three legs supporting each of the chairs, while the seats and backrests are customised with techniques relevant to the usual jobs of each individual designer. One chair made from a broken skateboard is designed by a skateboarder and Careli, who is a cleaning woman by trade, used an iron to burn a darker pattern into the salvaged wood.

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