The chair is perhaps the most culturally ubiquitous form of furniture, and so it is no wonder that so many designers try to put their own spin on it. Among local environmentally-friendly designers we have already seen Junktion’s upcycled bicycle and window shade chairs, Amir Zinaburg’s recycled aluminum can chair, and Dosuno Design’s multipurpose Deckstool. During this year’s exposition of contemporary design at Milan Design Week, Israeli designer Tal Gur joined other Bezalel Academy students and graduates with his Daily Chair – an elegant organic chair assembled from yesterday’s daily news.
Fashioned out of newspapers transformed into papier-mache and draped over a metal frame, Gur says that the chair, “made from the irrelevant yesterday newspaper, transform[s] and become[s] engaging again in its new life, as a chair.”
The Daily Chair participated in Promisedesign 2011, an exhibition of 50 Israeli designers and over 65 projects displayed at Milan Design week this past April. The exhibition featured examples of experimental design, self-production, and production in small series.
Gur’s industrial designs have typically used plastic molding techniques, and so it is refreshing to see him experiment with the elasticity of paper – a much more sustainable material.
: Tal Gur
Read more (and check out photos of) about Middle Eastern eco-friendly chairs::
Tel Aviv’s Upcycling Junktion Studio
Interview with Assaf Wexler of Dosuno Design, a Multidisciplinary Design Studio
Amir Zinaburg’s Recycled Designs Can-Can
Images via: designboom