Recycling is essential today and more and more designers create furniture and accessories of recycled wastes. London-based designer Charlotte Kidger gives new life to polyurethane foam dust by turning it into multicolored pieces of furniture.
Kidger’s Industrial Craft collection includes textured tables, stools and a number of vessels in a range of cool tones. The design is rather raw and industrial, the pieces are very sculptural and the colors are extremely bold, so such furniture is sure to make a bold statement.
The pieces feature a durable and versatile composite material made from 70 per cent waste polyurethane foam dust and 30 per cent resin, which acts as a binder. The material can be treated as wood: you can caut, engrave and sand it as you like giving it new shapes. This new composite base material provides exciting opportunities for further design applications, as well as finding a permanent solution to the original waste stream. The designer hopes that this innovative use of industrial waste will encourage others to place more value on what is normally considered waste, and consequently discarded.