February 14, 2007

Pampers Chairs, Recycled

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In the early 1990's, the German artists Beata and Gerhard Bär and Hartmut Knell began developing techniques to reuse consumer plastics, not as ground up, grey park benches, but in a way that underscored their past lives. It was their way of reminding people just how much of the stuff our society was using in the first place.

They're still at it full swing today, with exhibits and all kinds of post-consumer-made products for sale. But for me, nothing tops these unique child-sized chairs, made in 1994, from Pampers packaging. Because when you think about it, what's our biggest contribution to the landfills during these new parental days?

Baer + Knell Objekte: Stuhle [baer-knell.de]

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